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Hong's Facebook profile picture update
Councillor Hong recently updated his profile picture on his Facebook page to display his obvious support for the $100 million event centre the taxpayer has yet to approve.
I would simply pose the question, given Hong's downtown business interest has he put himself in a position of a conflict of interest with his obvious support of the Event Centre project?
A Councillor expressing his support for a project involving 100 million tax dollars is a bit of an eyebrow raiser when they own a business that would clearly benefit from the project.
Whether or not any member of Council should actively align with a group driving a YES or NO vote is another eyebrow raiser for this humble scribe.
This council from the get-go seemed to have little concern for public opinion, given their own survey indicated 91% were not in support of a taxpayer funded event centre. This past Monday, before the result of a referendum is known staff were looking for another half million dollars to spend on a project that might not get taxpayer approval.
Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same in Nanaimo.