Cornwall Ontario – While some CFN viewers have asked if City Councilor Mark A. MacDonald was in the Witness Protection program, the long time councilor did speak out today about a special council meeting to take one of their vaunted bus trips to look at the sites before deciding to write a large cheque for one project or another.
He sent out the following to council and the media:
With respect, I don’t think a tour is necessary.I believe the tour is a further sales pitch in order to justify the money that’s needed in the report.I’m already in agreement that we need to address this major issue. Let’s spend the time discussing how we are going to finance what’s required. Driving around in a bus won’t bring money to the table.We’ve been told by experts that three of the buildings are in critical shape, what more do we need. Let’s not fool around with this any longer, we’re dragging our feet.We need a long-term plan for dealing with all of our city buildings. The School Board recently announced an accommodation review for their buildings, maybe we should do the same thing.I agree with Chief Parkinson that there may be some value in a comprehensive review of all city buildings.
Here is some footage from a bus tour from a few years ago. This writer stopped taking the city bus tours after the shooting of that video due to some very unprofessional behavior by our elected officials, and management.
What do you think dear viewers? Do you think a bus tour will help ensure your tax dollars have a better chance of being well spent by exercises like this?
You can post your comments below.