Don’t call us
Some of my readers here may recall the mayor in his Mayor’s Corner Newsletter #67 of December 18, 2012 giving the reason for cancellation of a Jamboree for this summer as being the fault of the Ratepayer’s petition, and resulting inspection. The following letter from representatives of the Lethbridge Exhibition Park clarifies their reasoning as due to our municipality being under ‘investigation’ by Municipal Affairs. More like, don’t call us, we’ll call you.
I’m thinking, and rightfully so, this august body did not want to take a chance on having their reputation smirched by a municipality under investigation, especially due to the fact its residents en masse were behind the request. Who would want to get involved with a mayor and municipal council whose citizens want to burn them at the stake?
So the mayor tried putting the blame on the Ratepayers when it is clear from this letter the cancellation was more a result of him and his council’s questionable and disconcerting past actions, than anything else. Shame on him!
And shame on him for blaming residents here for no TITV this year either. Having arbitrarily cancelled it last year while destroying any future possibilities of this event going forward again by killing the funding, changing the rules and locale, firing the firemen/pyrotechs and decimating the volunteer base, he has the nerve to blame residents here… for a lack of volunteerism? That just takes the cake! :-(
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.