Victoria council should provide vision
Re: “An independent look would get projects off to better start: Helps,” June 13. Victoria needs an independent referee? Why? Is it not the responsibility and, dare I say, obligation of the city of Victoria council to provide its citizenry and its businesses the vision for our city, based on the needs and aspirations of our neighbourhoods? With that clarity, developers and citizens can meet at a “neutral” venue. That venue being city hall.
In my lengthy career as a public servant, I cannot remember a city council so out of touch with its citizens, or a council so unwilling to acknowledge the failure of its city administrators in their duties (Blue Bridge, bike lanes, development project fiascos), and never I have seen a mayor so willing to evade the responsibilities of her office and pass onto any third party her duties. Shame on them all.
Shame on us for putting up with this. See you in October at the polls. G. Allan Mitchell Victoria