The City of Nanaimo, through consultation with the business community, could have created its own Commercial Street redesign plan without the need of hiring a consultant, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

The City of Nanaimo, through consultation with the business community, could have created its own Commercial Street redesign plan without the need of hiring a consultant, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City and business owners capable of downtown re-design

No need to hire a consultant, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Commercial Street revitalization plan anticipated, July 28.

Much like Curious George, I’m still wondering just why the City of Nanaimo continues to automatically hire very costly consultants – especially at $150,000 of the Nanaimo taxpayers’ money – instead of just using the planning department along with input from the Commercial Street business owners and the local residents, which makes a lot more sense.

If the City of Nanaimo was a private corporation, it would be their money, but since it’s public money it should be spent wisely.

Al Munro, Nanaimo


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