Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nanaimo Council Corner


A NEW SPOT ON NANAIMO INFO BLOG

Over the next four years our city council has been charged with a near impossible task for mere mortals. In spite of all the good sounding election promises (note, that wisely the re-elected incumbents said very little, the voice of experience) delivering on them will be a Herculean feat that will prove that good intentions are not enough.

To come anywhere close to achieving goals such as continuing to maintain our aging and in some places failing infrastructure without taking taxes to great new heights while attracting and retaining business or industry that will provide all those family-supporting jobs we sadly lack; will take a level of expertise and competence yet to be seen at city hall.

I have sent a very brief query to our new council members (and returning) and have invited them to allow me to publish their answers here. It will give folk an opportunity to get to know our newest Councillors and see what they think they have gotten into and what they hope to accomplish.

I have also extended the invitation to all members of council to use this space anytime they choose if there is something they wish to say, or for that matter rebut something I have said on this site, they disagree with.

I will be interested to see how many Councillors will respond, and whether they will have found it necessary to run their response past Mr. Cooper, the city Communication Manager or whether they can be open and transparent from the get-go.

Stay tuned.

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