Mayor’s decisions haven’t shown cost benefit to taxpayers

NANAIMO – Re: Good work by mayor to find dam solution, Letters, Aug. 11.

To the Editor,

Re: Good work by mayor to find dam solution, Letters, Aug. 11.

If the letter writer was correct about Mayor Bill McKay, my taxes would be lower. They are not.

McKay has flipped on a lot, especially saying there was no problem with the dams when he was a councillor to now voting for close to $5 million to be spent on a new spillway. The spillway does not solve the flooding fear instilled in Harewood residents by the city, because if a once-in-a-lifetime torrential monsoon ever strikes, the water will simply go down the spillway and come out downstream. Any Grade 4 student can tell you that’s gravity. And the city has done nothing to mitigate the downstream flood potential.

And since the conference centre hotel was touched on, SSS Manhao to me never had any intention of carrying through with building. China is in a volatile recession and their money is being devalued. In my view this hotel did not get built because the company did not or was not able to move its capital money here.

S.D. MarsdenNanaimo

Nanaimo News Bulletin

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