Some of Our Municipal Politicians Apparently Still Don’t Get The Message that People are Fed Up with the Ugly Conduct of the Past Four Years
A Brief One from Niagara At Large publisher and reporter Doug Draper
Posted February 15th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
As word spreads of a plan hatched inside the bowels of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) to slime Niagara Falls Regional Councillor Barbara Greenwood and Grimsby Mayor Jeff Jordon (both recently appointed to serve as interim members of the NPCA’s bard) with a censure motion for speaking their minds about the continued presence of “acting CAO” David Barrick at the agency, it has been heartening to watch how many Niagara residents have taken to social media and other venues to express support for Greenwood and Jordan and their anger over the disgusting crap this agency is still trying to pull.
Some residents also taken the time to contact their elected representatives at the Niagara regional government level to let them know that they want to see behaviour aimed smearing those who have the courage to speak out or tell it like it is on issues of concern to the public stopped.
Residents are also taking the opportunity to express their support for Greenwood, Jordan, and for Brian Heit, a St. Catharines Regional Councillor who has also recently been appointed by the Region’s council to serve as an interim member of the NPCA board, and who, in his case, has been the target of smears circulated to other board members and municipal representatives and media outlets in Niagara by parties using bogus names and Gmail addresses.
A veteran regional councillor, Heit has been among a growing number of municipal politicians in Niagara demanding answers to public concerns over the way the NPCA has been spending millions of our tax dollars.
An example of the kind of public support that is out there for those being targeted for speaking out is the following poster, sent to members of Niagara Regional Council and to others from a Niagara Falls resident and community activist Linda Manson.
The poster also makes a reference to Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk who last September released a scathing report on the Conservation Authority’s operations that the new NPCA board has yet to show it is taking seriously, and to Bill Hodgson, a former NPCA board member and Lincoln regional councillor who was smeared with a censure motion by the old board two years ago, in the wake of his efforts to have an independent audit done on the agency’s operations.
Here is the poster –
To read a news commentary posted this February 13th in Niagara At Large about plans afoote to censure Niagara Falls Regional Councillor Barbara Greenwood and Grimsby Mayor Jeff Jordan for daring to say that the NPCA’s so-called “acting CAO” David Barrick should be out of the picture as work continues to put the Conservation Authority back on the right track, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2019/02/14/dont-let-our-niagara-regional-councillors-slime-three-of-their-best/ .
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