To the Editor,
Re: Developer cites lack of support for killing hotel deal, July 14.
I call on Mayor Bill McKay to resign. He has committed municipal treason on the taxpayers of Nanaimo.
By urging the now-pulled-out hotel developer SSS Manhao to “recover those costs before I gave that property up” (sue the city), it clearly shows whose side the mayor is on – and it’s not ours. What government official would tell the other side to sue the taxpayers? No one.
Until McKay’s letter of resignation is received by the electorate, council should vote to muzzle him from speaking on behalf of the city. Even after a council decision is made the mayor voices his displeasure when he should be upholding the decision of council regardless of his personal views at that point. Debate is over, a decision’s been made and it becomes the mandate for all of council to uphold.
In McKay’s own words, his term in office has become “a dark day.”