To the Editor,
Re: New manager communicates city’s issues to taxpayers, Aug. 14.
With 23 years experience on Nanaimo council, 15 as mayor, it is safe to assume I am one of the two or three people most knowledgeable of the true need for a City of Nanaimo communications officer.
There is absolutely zero need for such a disgusting waste of taxpayer’s money.
As I stated, when this was first suggested by Coun. Diane Brennan in December, taxpayers are fed up with wasting money on useless bureaucratic positions.
Public relations flacks are the worst. People want answers from the people in charge (elected or appointed), not some PR idiot.
Any publicly-funded body that has a PR or communications officer is wasting our money. Fire them all.
Any elected person needing a communications officer is either incompetent, lazy, hiding something or worse.
Any council member voting for this nonsense has no sensitivity to the poor economy and the taxpayers’ anguish over waste in government.