Monday, June 18, 2012

FPCOW Meeting Today June 18th 4:30 PM

  Committee of the Whole Meeting
Monday June 18, 2012
Shaw Auditorium, 4:30 PM
80 Commercial Street, Nanaimo

NOTE: Change of Location!!
No Longer At City Hall 

New Name COW
(No longer FPCOW)


Staff recommends that video equipment not be installed at the new city hall annex meeting room. If passed this would mean that FPCOW meetings would not be telecast. It will be interesting to see what our open and transparent council wants to do with this one.

Council also recently approved a change which requires all delegations speaking to an interest not on the agenda be heard at the FPCOW meeting instead of a regular council meeting. This means that if it is not telecast there is little chance Nanaimo residents will ever hear the matter as FPCOW meetings are held at 4:30 in the afternoon, meaning fewer people will be able to attend, also the press coverage of these meetings is spotty at best.

While all councilors say they are in favour of transparency, it is only by their actions you can decide if they mean what they say, or are just spouting good sounding election promises, which mean nothing after elected.

An election promise I don't remember hearing  was : " vote for me and I promise to spend another $700,000 in the next five years on a spin doctor".


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