Questionable expenditures abound

After reading the recent interview with Councillor Henry Braun, it too makes me wonder about the goings-on in city hall.

After reading the recent interview with Councillor Henry Braun and the subsequent letter by Gertie Pool, it too makes me wonder about the goings-on in city hall.

We have seen the questionable expenditures and the net result of Plan A, and wonder today about the much touted water plan that the public voted down.

Then there is the questionable advertisement by city hall for the so-called much needed water supply that we don’t need yet.

The million-dollar Friendship Park on George Ferguson Way is just another example of waste.

Good on Mr. Braun for asking questions and demanding answers. There has been far too much rubber-stamping the wants of those who want.

We need to look at the make-up of council and governments at large.

We now have had a run on city managers and we will wait to hear what severance package the present one will receive as he too departs. We need to question who writes these contracts. Does resignation qualify you for a severance package?

The myth that you have to pay the top salary to get the best people has been blown away, big time. The same can be said of David Hahn’s pension from BC Ferries. Did it require a million dollars a year to run a business that has a monopoly?

These kinds of severance packages makes working look pretty silly.

The federal debt is over $600 billion. Whatever our provincial debt is, they are shovelling out millions more in foolish ads promoting themselves.

Our city has no business plan, and in a year or so we will face our own financial cliff. Add to this the proposed $17 million for the want of the YMCA?

Thanks to Mr. Braun for his diligence, but the rest of council had better shake their heads. The taxpayer is coming up with little but fluff out of his pocket.

Ian Milligan

Abbotsford