600 Signatures Say NO To Hotel Give Aways!
Nanaimo taxpayers are saying loud and clear that they have no desire to guarantee the profits of a hotel developer. If you don't want to see millions and millions of YOUR tax dollars being given to private business SPEAK UP NOW! Add your name to the petition by clicking the above image or HERE.
What some petitioners are saying:
“How do you as city council and representatives of our community think that this is in any way a good idea. Stop the insanity.”
“A bad deal for the city. Good money after bad”
“I cannot believe that anyone would consider this a viable decision.”
“I am concerned that we as tax payers are not aware of the financial risks we are getting into over the long term. We need an independent risk assessment that is transparent to the public and gives us an opportunity to give feedback and possibly vote on the issue.”
“Land only, please. I predict a new hotel will NOT significantly alter the viability of the conference centre."
“disappointed and wondering what in the heck our City Council and Administrators are thinking.”
"You cannot be permitted to enter into such a long term massive financial commitment without going to voters for approval."
"This is another bad deal on top of the VICC."
"This matter must be put on a referendum for all voters in the city of nanaimo to approve or disapprove. Our pockets do NOT contain an endless supply of money to line the pockets of some out of country developer who will bleed us dry."
"Get back to the basics of running the city such as looking after road maintenance, water & sewer. Stop getting involved in development projects where we the tax payer have little or no say but have to foot the bill for years to come. You "the council" are not qualified land developers and it is not YOUR money. My taxes have gone from approx. $ 1400 to $ 2300 in 16 years (after grant) Enough is enough.
You are at a dead end and you should step down and order a snap election. It is time to move on. The City Hall Annex is worth Millions of dollars and you are giving it away for nothing. The Conference Centre should be redesigned as a world-class nature- and science centre, to serve the people of Nanaimo and tourists.
We need a core review and a house-cleaning of City staff. I am disgusted at the complete lack of imagination my elected representatives and our professional staff have shown in the last ten years.
Nanaimo needs a mayor who lives in Nanaimo. Please do the right thing and retain your dignity."
"enough is enough DON"T GIVE AWAY ANYTHING ELSE Taxes are high enough as it is
and i DON"T WANT TO PAY MORE TAXES in order to pay for conference centre or hotel
i had hoped that this council would be better than the korpan one in regards to more openess and respect to the citizens of nanaimo but i guess I was wrong . CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT CIVIC ELECTION TO VOTE THEM OUT"
"I AM SICK OF THIS NANAIMO COUNCIL SPENDING MONEY LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW, HOLDING MEETINGS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS NOT LISTENING TO TAXPAYERS, AND NOW THEY WANT TO GIVE OUR WATERFRONT PROPERTY AWAY FOR PEANUTS.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH."
To add your voice to this petition to stop this potentially disastrous deal for Nanaimo taxpayers, click on the image at the top of this article.