To the Editor,
Re: City’s advertisement just a bullying tactic, Letters, March 20.
Finally, Mayor John Ruttan is to be commended for having city staff write an educated letter for him which appeared in your paper. It points out what the city is doing regarding the water discussions with Harmac.
It also shows we do have some employees at city hall who can communicate, thus proving we do not need to hire a high-paid communications manager.
More so, Ruttan’s advertisement points out that Snuneymuxw First Nation Chief Doug White and his council are attempting to bully the city and its taxpayers into giving the band whatever it wants without the rest of us knowing what they want. Truly asinine.
In no way does the mayor’s information attempt to “drag outsiders into this process.”
I am a Nanaimo resident, not an outsider, and I must be informed of what is going on because my fellow residents and I will be the ones paying for whatever the SFN is ultimately after.
As for my tax bucks going to pay for Ruttan’s letter in the paper, I don’t mind one bit. For once I am happy my dollars are actually going to good use.
This must be done more by the city, as they watch closely what others may be trying to connive them into doing.
Ron W.T. Makepeace