Visions of grandeur don’t fit city’s size

Congratulations to Jim Taylor (City annex answers still leave questions, Letters, May 17) and your reporter Jenn McGarrigle (Island rail system well worth saving, Reporter’s Viewpoint, May 17) on their extremely well-researched letter and article.

To the Editor,

Congratulations to Jim Taylor (City annex answers still leave questions, Letters, May 17) and your reporter Jenn McGarrigle (Island rail system well worth saving, Reporter’s Viewpoint, May 17) on their extremely well-researched letter and article.

Sometimes I have to wonder why we pay councillors to make decisions that no thinking person would make.

Nanaimo is not Vancouver nor Victoria and we need to have our small city run on the basis of prudent fiscal management rather than trying to compete with much larger megalopolises as seems to be the case now.

Maybe when we reach a quarter million residents our city council will have a point – right now it seems to this taxpayer that their visions of grandeur are completely unwarranted.

Jim Wilcox

Nanaimo