Speak up now

Dear Prince George citizens,what is happening to our fair city? We are supposed to be living in a democratic society governed for the people, by the people, but it appears we are being governed by people whose only interest is in power itself. 

In the age of instant communication, we the taxpayers are being told that the mayor and city council who were elected to represent the people of Prince George, knew nothing about a project $22 million over budget. It appears the city manager (Kathleen Soltis) and her assistant(Ian Wells) did not bother to tell the mayor and council (their bosses) about the overrun as they felt they had the intelligence and power to approve it on their own, despite the fact that they themselves were not elected officials. 

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This is not even the only outrageous expenditure they approved. When the mayor and council learned of this, in my mind, it should have meant instant removal of Soltis and Wells, with questions to come later. Oh well, only the taxpayer, rather than the perpetrators, will suffer the consequences. 

How fortunate for the mayor and council that they can use provincial funds to cover this deficit, rather than make the choice to raise our taxes to pay back the cost overrun and suffer the consequences of an angry public.

But my question, people of Prince George, is where are your voices and questions about the decisions council is making? Get involved, people! Speak up! It is your future, if not your children’s. 

 “Say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard.

D. McFarlane

Prince George

 

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