Mayor must be accountable

During his election campaign, the mayor stated that he would make Nanaimo a city that was more accountable to its citizens.

To the Editor,

Re: Councillors express non-confidence in Nanaimo’s mayor, Mach 17.

After claiming that he “was elected by the people to represent the people,” and during his election campaign stating that he would make Nanaimo a city that was more accountable to its citizens, I think the mayor needs to check the length of his nose.

After sending him a registered letter last November advising of problems I and other neighbours had had with some city staff members and asking for a face-to-face meeting with him, and getting no response or acknowledgement, I hand-delivered a second letter to his office at city hall, in December. It also was ignored.

A third letter was sent this past February, outlining one of the specific and serious problems. It too has never been acknowledged.

We citizens need a more responsible and responsive mayor.

Fred AdkinsNanaimo


To the Editor,

Re: City hall needs this sort of shakeup, Letters, March 22.

A letter writer to your paper condemns the majority of council for not going public with all their allegations against the mayor. This person clearly does not know the legalities you have to be careful with and that any dirty laundry should first be sorted indoors.

I would not be in a hurry to vote for councillor Diane Brennan in the next election either. As pointed out, she was the only councillor not to sign the non-confidence vote against the mayor and I have not heard one response or statement from her regarding her views and what she was up to during the alleged harassment and bullying of the city manager.

George OliverNanaimo