Answer and discuss concerns

Staff writer
March 14, 2014 01:00 AM

Editor:

"Redneck hippies" (Coast Reporter Views, March 7) - huh so I guess when you don't have any reasoned response to concerns raised by citizens, all you can do is call them names.

The proper response to concerns raised is to answer them and discuss them.

Like others, I long for an intelligent article about the pros and cons of the current design and its promised benefits. I'd like answers to questions about the business plan for which we are being asked to make major concessions. I'd like council to show leadership and accept delegations on this important issue, as they have on past issues.

Council is in a position to de-escalate this conflict by sharing information and by making all information available to the public. Why has it been left to a private website, supportive of the George, to post all available information, pro and con? And I really, really want an end to the name calling and assumptions of ill intent any time someone has the guts to open her/his mouth and ask a question or state an opinion. My family fought for the right to be involved politically, to question, to ask for answers, to hold our elected officials accountable. We should honour, encourage and facilitate community involvement instead of name calling and attempting to shame those with whom we disagree.

Bet Cecill, Gibsons


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