Paul Brown: ‘Beyond the replacement of the Johnson Street Bridge, can Victoria City Council be trusted to provide unbiased information in the future on other issues?’

VICTORIA CITY COUNCIL’S  CREDIBILITY IS AT STAKE

I trust Victoria’s Council will now consider other options, including the viability of rehabilitating the bridge.

The existing bridge might need to be replaced, but Council needs to demonstrate that it has done due diligence on the rehab option.

Beyond the replacement of the bridge, Council’s credibility is at stake, considering the unbalanced and biased information presented to the public regarding the pros and cons of each option.

Can Council be trusted to provide unbiased information in the future on other issues?

Councillor Lynn Hunter’s statement that this process has been undemocratic makes me wonder what her definition of democracy is.

I do not normally take such strong views on such issues, but this has really riled me.

Councillors might find their remaining term in office will be scrutinized much more closely than the norm.

They have no one to blame but themselves.

Paul Brown

Victoria

 

CCC BLOG reprint:

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Bridge plan hurt Council credibility

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Page D3

CCC

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