Saturday, August 06, 2011

Nanaimo City Council Meeting Aug. 8

Nanaimo City Council Meeting
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 7:00 PM
Shaw Auditorium
Vancouver Island Convention Centre
Democracy Works When The Public Stays Involved
It Is Too Important To Leave To Politicians
If you can attend in person that is the best way to see your business being taken care of, second best is watching on Shaw Cable from the comfort of your easy chair, it is also available live online using this link, and last but not least is reading what the local press says went on.

Archived video is available of previous meetings at the same link used for live online coverage. You have to remember that the newspaper does not print everything that happens in a council meeting, and as a matter of fact, if their reporter dozes off at the wrong time, they might even miss something important. So, watch the meeting for yourself, and get involved with how YOUR city council takes care of YOUR business.

Past councils have been pretty generous with the way they have been spending your money, but don't blame them, YOU are the one who needs to keep on top of what is really going on if you ever hope for your taxes to quit going up every year.Remember taxes are scheduled to increase by nearly 25% in the next four years. If you don't think you can afford another $500 or so, then you need to be more involved with the process.

This council just voted behind closed doors to spend $16 million on a new annex for city hall staff, in spite of a report which said that $4.2 million would upgrade the existing annex. That's YOUR money they are playing fast and loose with. GET INVOLVED!

They have also chosen to take away your right to a referendum to vote on the borrowing of $22.5 million for a new water treatment centre, you might think we don't need. If the public doesn't wake up, city council and city staff will just keep on taxing and spending as if there were no bottom to the Nanaimo taxpayer's purse.

You can view this week's Council Meeting Agenda here - - -  Agenda .


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