Friday, November 30, 2012

Nanaimo City Council Meeting Dec. 3, 2012

Nanaimo City Council Meeting
Monday, December 3, 2012
7:00 PM Shaw Auditorium
Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Democracy Is Too Important To Leave To The Politicians
Do Your Civic Duty By Getting Informed and Getting Involved

If you say: " I'm too busy just trying to keep it together to get involved, consider that perhaps, if you were more involved you might not be having so much trouble keeping it together "!

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

 Some Council Decisions You Might Want To Think About

 Council decided to spend $170,000 on an electric Zamboni, when a propane fueled one costs $80,000 and does the same job.

Council decided to spend thousands of dollars to implement a policy of banning the sale of bottled water at civic facilities.

Council decided to add another $700,000 to the $844,000,000 financial plan to pay for a communications person (spin doctor), do you think that is a good use of YOUR tax dollar??

Last Year They Decided to Spend $16,000,000.00 On A New Staff Office. An Amount Equal To YOUR Tax Increase for 5 Years!

At the same time they are building new offices for staff, they are ignoring a $12,000,000 a year funding shortfall for water, sewer and roads, which was identified in a staff report in Nov. 2010!

Attending in person 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.


1 comment:

  1. Submitted by Janet Irvine -
    Regarding Council’s Agenda for December 3, 2012, and specifically, the item of Coun. Kipp’s Notice of Motion for Council to direct Staff to start the process of a core service review ...

    The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 8, 2010 ... two years ago ... indicate that Council directed Staff to:

    1. “start the process of a core service review”
    - amended motion carried as follows: “report back to council on the content and estimated time and cost of a core service review”; and

    2. “report on the process of a zero based budget”
    – amended motion carried to include the wording: “for the 2012 budget year.”


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