Why Didn't City Manager or Finance Director Take Question?
At the Jun 16 Committee of the Whole meeting the Municipal Annual Report for 2013 had been on the agenda after the draft version being made public one week ago. It had been removed before the meeting and Councillor Bestwick asked for a reason as to why.
You would expect either the Finance Director or City Manager to provide the answer, both of whom were present. However, that was not the case, as Mr. Cooper, the communication manager was front and centre and offered the following explanation:
"There was a number of deadlines that had to be recognized and we didn't recognize those deadlines, so it needs to appear next week rather than this week".
Councillor Bestwick did not ask for a clarification, so clearly he has a better grasp of bafflegab than I do. What deadlines weren't recognized when the draft version had been available a week previous?
I repeat why was this question fielded by the communications manager rather than finance director or city manager.