Councillor got it right
Re: “Council balks at advisory committee makeup,” Oct. 6.
I agree totally with Coun. Peter Stroud’s comments regarding the proposed planning advisory group. According to this article, city staff will not permit “… representatives of local community groups or neighbourhood associations” to join the eight-member advisory group to the Planning Committee. In the spirit of fairness, then, no realtor or developer or student landlord — nor any of their relatives and associates — should be allowed to join this committee.
I suspect that the successful applicants will be those who are consistently sympathetic to Planning Committee’s endless applications for bylaw amendments.
Once again, it would appear that Mayor Bryan Paterson and city staff are not truly interested in listening to, let alone acting upon, the wishes of Kingston residents whom they are supposed to represent.
Thank you, Peter Stroud, for trying to conduct council business in a democratic and transparent manner. D. Provan Kingston