Management cut too little, too late

NANAIMO – Re: Nanaimo cuts management due to budget pressures, June 6.

To the Editor,

Re: Nanaimo cuts management due to budget pressures, June 6.

Nanaimo city councillors apparently concur, no doubt enthusiastically, with the city taking the initiative to reduce its administration costs.

Several councillors say they support city manager Al Kenning’s plan to eliminate a top position at city hall as a cost-saving measure.

Too bad they didn’t think of that before they hired a totally unnecessary communications officer – also known as a PR flack – several months ago.

But that was before we all became aware of the current tax increases.

Now that we are aware, Mayor John Ruttan and the councillors have to go through their annual theatrical motions to be concerned about it.

What about cost-cutting proposals during the rest of the year?

And there are no details of Douglas Holmes’s severance package.

I trust the PR flack will come up with something appropriate once this has all died down.

No rush, it’s just taxpayers’ money being flushed down the drain, again.

Gary Korpan

Nanaimo