Off on a Tangent
Since the end of July our municipal leaders have been off on a tear haphazardly ramming through one unbelievably stupid decision after another in what can only be described as the desperate actions of a modern-day madman Captain Ahab in charge of a Ship of Fools.
This week’s Pass Herald has disturbing stories on the fiasco of the last minute rush job to demolish the CLC (coincidentally, in time for the upcoming municipal election) with disconcerting questions raised by both Councillors Saindon and Sage that suggest this mayor, council and CAO are blatantly dealing from the bottom of the deck, and don’t care if the whole community knows it. Tough Titty!
Due diligence, transparency, along with protecting the public purse have apparently gone out the window like so much discarded dish water. All are being sacrificed on the altar of political expediency and crass political opportunism… the public be damned! This includes what many are calling a bail-out gift of $50,000 using our tax dollars to cover the learning mistakes and machinations of Group|Vachon.
Ever since it was announced that the first deal had gone south, the story’s taken more twists and turns than Senator Pamela Wallin’s travel expenses. :-)
I LOVE Crowsnest Promoter Editor Joni MacFarlane, as she once again has demonstrated her skill in asking pertinent questions which gets to the heart of the matter in exposing more “red flags” here than one can expect seeing at a full-fledged communist rally.
However, what I don’t love and what my readers I’m sure don’t love either with this never-ending story of political intrigue, possible malfeasance, municipal corruption and glaring examples of ineptitude with respect to the CLC site is that although this is somewhat farcical it is nevertheless nothing to laugh at, and everything I had previous warned everyone about.
Now, if they had only listened to me when I said…
… we wouldn’t be in this mess, now would we?
We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex — but Mayor and Council can.