What is the point of having a city council or having an issue come to council if it doesn’t have an actual say?
More bs answers over the garbage contract. Someone should be fired simply for the fact that there should be language in all RFP’s and tenders that Council has the right to refuse a city management recommendation.
There can be many valid reasons; most of them political, but if the elected voice of the people of a community are going to debate and waste time on an issue in open council then their voice should count and matter, even a council as corrupt and pointless as this new one under Bernadette Clement.
Potential corruption and the simple fact that business can silently court city management for their lucrative contracts lead to really bad optics. The purpose of coming to open council is to make sure that those that set policies are accountable for those that act on them.
And how else would you hold bad management decisions accountable?
To add a layer of delay and bill from city lawyers is pointless if Council allows RFP documents to be issued without the proper legal language to give Council the full rights to review, and even reject a result recommended by Management.
Management is there to balance council and vice versa. That isn’t happening here in Cornwall and it really needs to in this writer’s opinion.