Transparency takes backseat to growth
The following is in response to north Bay Mayor al Mcdonald’s column growth widely supported in north Bay.
To the editor:
Mayor al Mcdonald, I read your second subject growth epistle. once
again, long on rhetoric and short of pertinent information.
no words of what will drive your idea of a dramatic population growth
increase. no mention of “refugees or immigrants.” Just your word that
a majority of citizens agree that growth is good.
It is hard to believe that both citizens and council are in favour of
growth when they know so little of what that growth entails? Truly,
citizens are neither mushrooms or sheep. Please try to avoid using
words like “majority,” as many of this flock did not choose you to be their shepherd. good leaders know when to let more knowledgeable folk carry out their wishes. It is paramount that experts, in conjunction with stakeholders and the public, be tasked with how to achieve this 10-year population growth undertaking.
success is reaching your goal... not reaching a goal has always been defined as failure. strategic thought allows for the selection of achievable goals. Perhaps, in a review of your population growth’s feasibility a careful evaluation will reveal more realistic objectives.
To use your closing metaphor, after rowing in the same direction the
crew stopped rowing. awaiting information from their
captain...captain, err captain? priceless.
during the 2018 mayoralty campaign, words like transparency and
openness were used. My wish for 2019, is to see some. happy new year.
Ephrem Gallant North Bay