Saturday, January 24, 2015

COW Meeting Changes Questioned

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CHEK News Victoria reported on the city staff recommendation that the Committee of the Whole Meetings be moved to the SARC building on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

Yours truly expressed my concern this move would have on the ability of the average Nanaimo taxpayer to see how our business is being conducted, as the meetings would not be televised or recorded according to the City Manager's recommendation.

The City Manager has stated in the past that he is not a fan of participatory democracy being of the opinion the public is to observe how council functions and is not to participate in the process.


1 comment:

  1. So much for an open and transparent government in Nanaimo, if the city manager is to get his way.
    As a taxpaying land owner and share holder in the Corporation of Nanaimo, I can see no reason to indulge the sensitivities of our manager to his being available to publicly answer questions from Nanaimo stake holders pertaining to the business of this city.


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