Accountability missing at City Hall
There has been lots of publicity and many ideas put forward regarding crosswalks, however the one thing that is missing is management and accountability by those in the City of Edmonton charged with this issue.
As long as the issue is everyone’s responsibility in city management and city council, the problem will never go away. Shared responsibility is not how things change.
The solution is to place the responsibility in one person’s hands. Select someone with authority, ability to connect directly with the public and research capability to find other cities who have solved the issue. Ensure the objectives are agreed on with the city manager and council and are clear and achievable.
If the objectives are not reached, then the person selected and his or her boss both lose their jobs. Until we have accountability, we will continue to have tragedy and untold injuries for no good reason.
Allen Futcher, Sherwood Park