Friday, September 09, 2011

Nanaimo City Council Meeting

Nanaimo City Council Meeting
Monday, Sept. 12, 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 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, and they did it without going to public tender! GET INVOLVED!

You just agreed to borrow $22.5 million to build a water treatment plant, did you know that? You would be forgiven if you are not aware that by not voting, you did vote in the month of August.

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


1 comment:

  1. As taxpayers and residents of the city of Nanaimo, we should get more actively involved with what our councillors and city hall managers are doing with our tax dollars.
    Taxes are always going up, and I can't really see any improvement in my water, sewer or garbage service, can you?


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