Sadly at tonights Council meeting, Mayor Laurie McKinna and a majority of his councillors voted to continue with the sale of community parks.
The decision was universally condemned by one of the largest, if not the largest turnout of residents at any Council meeting, all opposed to the sale of community parks.
CEO Paul Anderson stated that there was no financial need to sell these parks but a majority of Councillors still voted to continue the “process”.
Afterwards, many raised the question as to why sell the parks that our kids play in, if Council is in such a rosy financial position, as claimed.
One Councillor even claimed he never saw kids in the park but later admitted his own kids used to play in the park! Good for his kids, just not others?
The sales “process” will supposedly include Paul Anderson setting the terms to appoint an “independent arbitrator” to further the sales “process”. Given the standard set at tonights meeting, this does not inspire the community wth confidence.
More to follow.