Taxpayers shouldn’t foot bill for council’s issues

I am certain that ‘bullying’ is not in the job description of a city councillor.

To the Editor,

Re: Facilitator hired to address internal council issues, July 21.

Really?

If these children cannot play nice in the sandbox then they should not be in the sandbox. I am certain that ‘bullying’ is not in the job description of a city councillor. Inducing tension in a group, name calling and physical altercations are indeed bullying behaviors. This is an extremely negative example they are setting.

I doubt the bullying behavior starts and stops at council meetings. These individuals need to fund their own ‘therapy’ with the appropriate health care professional or counselor. Nothing less will assist these individuals.

We expect members of society to act appropriate and as adults, be examples of behavior we would want to see among ourselves.

I for one, will not watch the meetings. They insult my intelligence.

Remember, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink it. These individuals need an intrinsic desire to change. Change is up to them as adults (I use the term loosely).

J.K. Jordanvia e-mail

 

To the Editor,

Re: Facilitator hired to address internal council issues, July 21.

This article was very disturbing to me on so many levels and should be to all taxpayers in Nanaimo.

We have a mayor who is spending our tax dollars, $50,000 as he indicates in the article, to facilitate an anti-bullying campaign among the city councillors. On top of that ridiculous action, he is going to hide the results of how this money was spent without a report to itemize the expenditure. Who are these elected officials that cannot play well in the sandbox with others? I would bet our mayor is one of the ones who can’t play with others.

Grow up, elected officials, and remember who you are working for, the people of Nanaimo. Stop the ridiculous antics of two-year-olds and get our business done respectfully.

I know this money is not what my tax dollars should be spent on.

Wendy BossertNanaimo

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