VICTORIA CITY COUNCILLOR CHARLAYNE THORNTON-JOE TO GREGORY HARTNELL: ‘Dear Hartnell: I have received and read your emails regarding JOHNSON STREET BRIDGE’

ONLY  ONE COUNCILLOR SENDS RESPONSE THREE WEEKS LATER

TO REQUEST BY CONCERNED CITIZENS’ COALITION PRESIDENT

TO SEND BLANK PETITION FORMS TO ALL VICTORIANS ON VOTERS’ LIST

 

EDITOR’S NOTE:

As President of the Concerned Citizens’ Coalition, I received a surprise email from Victoria City Councillor Charlayne Thornton-Joe yesterday, December 29, three weeks after sending an email on December 8 to Mayor Dean Fortin and all members of the Victoria City Council.

That letter had asked the Mayor and Councillors to send out blank petition forms for the ‘Johnson Street Bridge replacement project Alternative Approval Process’ (now still underway), to all Victorians on the Voters’ List.

To her credit, Councillor Thornton-Joe is the only member of the Victoria City Council that replied directly to the email letter.

A more general letter of thanks for my written work with respect to the Johnson Street Bridge was received about a week ago from Councillor Geoff Young.

However, I must say that I was not at all impressed by Councillor Thornton-Joe’s letter of December 29, as  the unprofessional delay in response, the casual opening and closing salutations, the brevity and vagueness of it are really quite remarkable and tell us everything we would ever need to know about the incompetence of this Councillor.

Here is the email letter from Councillor Thornton-Joe in its entirety:

 

‘Dear Hartnell:

‘Thank you for your emails regarding the Johnson Street Bridge.

‘I wanted to let you know that I have received and read them.

‘I wish you the best of the holiday season and for the New Year.

‘Sincerely

‘Charlayne’

 

[For a link to the original December 7 posting here at the CCC BLOG as an open letter,

 later sent as email to Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin and Victoria City Council,

please refer to the Comments section below.]

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, President

Concerned Citizens’ Coalition

CCC

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3 Responses to VICTORIA CITY COUNCILLOR CHARLAYNE THORNTON-JOE TO GREGORY HARTNELL: ‘Dear Hartnell: I have received and read your emails regarding JOHNSON STREET BRIDGE’

  1. robertrandall says:

    “Incompetence” is an unfair accusation. Sorry, I don’t think you have a clue about the volume of correspondence a Councillor must plow through.

  2. goyodelarosa says:

    Sorry, Robert, I don’t think you have a clue about how many times I have written to these people, not ever receiving a reply at all.

    To make excuses for them, after the unncessary exercise in torture we just went through, is truly amazing to me, and confirms that I made the right decision in not voting for you, with all due respect.

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