Now both Councilors that blog have spoken plus the Mayor’s press release from last week, it appears to me that they and the rest of council are not getting the message about the petition. (See links below)
They are all welcoming Municipal Affairs, they all have nothing to hide, and the people have been misled or intimidated. I have this vision in my mind of the Mayor and Council waving their arms and telling the Minister to “bring it on”.
Personally, I do not and I think most people would agree expect Municipal Affairs to send somebody in here that is going to find massive incidents of fraud or other criminal activity.
We all know that we have had petitions in the
before; they failed for one
reason or another. From the research, I have done other communities that have
been involved in petitions some succeeded some failed. I cannot find one other
community where such a high percentage of the population signed a petition so
fast. In less than twenty days, every second voter in this community signed the
Does that not say something? The message Council and administration should be getting, is that the taxpayers are not happy.
was not built in a day and yes people will accept “change” it always a matter
of how much and how fast.
Some people say to me that this Council due to some of their member’s arrogance, naivety, or just plain state of denial will never get the taxpayers message. We should not lose sight of the fact that since the petition was presented to Municipal Affairs, the municipality has changed course on a number of issues, removing the Swimming Pool Authority, The Quint Ladder truck, Franchise Fees. What is next? May be we will all be seduced with the ultimate in vote buying a smaller tax increase.
Weather they are getting the message or not one thing they will not be able to beat is time. All politicians find out that the same people that put them in power can remove them just has fast. Come
October 22, 2013 people will analysis the
results, some people will be very happy and some will claim the voters were
misled, intimidated or any other excuse that makes the speaker feel better.