To the Editor,
Re: Georgia Park lease deserves referendum, Opinion, Sept. 16.
It sure looks like non-elected bureaucrats continue to run the show at city hall.
A contentious issue on the council agenda was removed. And it means, according to the B.C. Community Charter, there won’t be six weeks’ advance notice to place the Georgia Park referendum question on the Nov. 15 election ballot.
A couple of weeks ago, Coun. Diana Johnstone looked like the savior of parkland. She gave notice of a motion announcing the people of Nanaimo should be the ones deciding whether a large chunk of the park be leased to the Hilton hotel chain. But last week she deferred the motion, saying she wanted more information. What more do you need? It’s simple, the electors who use parks should be the ones deciding whether this hillside with a great view of the harbour should be cut up and taken over by big business.
The rights of citizens have been subverted once again.