Because property tax payers are unaware and ignorant of all these visible and invisible charges, they can hardly register a complaint.
And if they do staff and council will argue them into the ground so thoroughly that they are unlikely to ask a question in the future.
This is responsible accountable government, as opaque as a barn door.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 1 November 2016 at 13:44
I don't attend Council meetings nor watch on television. The chamber of somnambulism belies any
hint of action.
I don't read staff reports unless I'm looking for something specific. I'm not a Councillor so I have no obligation to dig deeper.
I see and hear what is readily available.
I read The Auroran.
If a story starts on one page and continues on another, I follow it.
Access to information is the same for everyone.
So, the difference in awareness is concerned interest or the lack thereoff.
It has never been different. Though it must be said, there's less excuse.
Social media, the new kid on the block, is full of virulent, expletives undeleted ,references to provincial and federal policies and politicians and perceived scandals.
At the local level, all is sweetness and light. Fun and games. Positive vibes.
Being a member of the "old members club" is as comfortable today as it always was.