Council members should reflect on embarrassing distinction
Well, that’s one way to start the day.
While eating breakfast and listening to the news, I heard that our beautiful town has the distinction of being the most dysfunctional town in Canada, as proclaimed by a national magazine. Cereal went everywhere. Would make a great sign for the backside of our huge garbage truck.
Our councillors and mayor now have the task of reflecting on the past, just to find out how they earned such a national distinction.
Could it be buried in the Glam? Or the tender for the garbage truck?
The land on the beach may hold the answer. The way they dealt with the people on Park Avenue could be part of the answer. How about the way small business was turned down?
Our provincial government has to take some responsibility with their lack of input into how our town is managed.
Maybe it’s because too much was going on behind closed doors. Like one councillor said: “This kind of thing doesn’t happen overnight. It can only come about when a group of people get together on council and lose sight of why and who put them there.”
Everyone has a roll to play. We may not agree on everything or the way it’s done. So what! We move on. But we owe it to our citizens to be open and honest people, not afraid to speak your mind in fair of losing a brownie point in the next election.
Too bad it has come to this kind of attention. I can only hope that when election time comes around we think twice before we mark our X.
Frank Evely Clarke’s Beach