Council doesn’t want to hear from ‘agitators’
Re: Are Cobourg taxpayers really apathetic, Nov. 9 Northumberland Today
It’s my opinion that the most effective (enduring and positive) legislation is one where the grass roots is highly integrated (i.e. buy-in) with the owners of the legislative process and governance (i.e. council). There is no integration, in fact the mayor defines public disagreement as “agitators” (e.g. upon hearing of the public response to staff-sponsored inclusions to the waterfront plan).
Councillor McCarthy’s rant seemed ill-timed and just plain over-the-top. I believe McCarthy to be articulate and someone who would be quite adroit in any Q&A situation, so I can’t help but wonder what the true motivation was.
With regret I believe this column to be accurate, a true reflection of the situation within Cobourg and not easily remedied.
Gerry Walker Cobourg