In­fight­ing needs to stop

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - Ju­lian Wright

WE have all been think­ing it, and some­body has fi­nally said it.

Town of Cam­bridge coun­cil­lor Louis Carr stood up in last week’s meet­ing and said the coun­cil was dys­func­tional.

Month af­ter month, we have seen fac­tions amongst coun­cil­lors, those who lis­ten to what ratepay­ers and res­i­dents want and those who seem­ingly do not.

At­tempts by Mayor Keri Shan­non to im­ple­ment change for the greater good get shot down time af­ter time, de­bates go on for hours and get heated, with un­help­ful re­marks thrown around cham­bers.

Of the six lo­cal gov­ern­ments I have cov­ered, it is the least har­mo­nious I have en­coun­tered, and it needs to stop.

Coun­cil­lors have been elected by the res­i­dents to rep­re­sent them – it is time to swal­low some pride and put aside stub­born­ness and hear what res­i­dents want.

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