MARLENE E. HUNTER, MD, + REDNER JONES: Mayor Dean Fortin ‘was not elected to arbitrarily stickhandle the waste of taxpayers’ hard-earned money on a new JOHNSON STREET BLUE BRIDGE’

CALL A CIVIC ELECTION

OVER THIS BRIDGE ISSUE

 

The Mayor of the City of Victoria was the people’s choice to lead City Council’s management of our affairs.

However, he was not elected to arbitrarily stickhandle the waste of taxpayers’ hard-earned money on a new Johnson Street Blue Bridge.

In our opinion, and that of thousands like us, including bridge structural engineers, it is eminently sensible to refurbish the bridge now standing proud, as well as add proper pedestrian and cycle paths and improved decorative lighting.

Army generals get sacked, company CEOs get sacked; city mayors too can suffer the same fate if they make a grievous error of responsibility.

We say, call a civic election over this issue.  

Then, those who wish to campaign for mayor will have every opportunity to present their platforms, openly and honestly.

Marlene E. Hunter, MD

Redner Jones

Victoria

 

CCC BLOG reprint:

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Mayor not elected on bridge platform

December 29, 2009

Page A13

CCC

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