City Councillors decide at October 16th meeting to wait for staff report on issue
A News Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted October 16, 2017 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – City councillors in St. Catharines have deferred a motion calling on the Ontario government to appoint a special supervisor to take over the management of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
The motion, introduced at the council’s October 16th meeting by veteran city councillor Bruce Williamson, charges that a special supervisor is needed because, among other things, the current NPCA managers and board members “continue to demonstrate an inability to operate an effective Conservation Authority that respects its mandate and operates in a transparent and accountable way.”
Williamson’s motion went on to talk about the recent laying off of front-line staff needed to perform its role as a protector and preserver of environmental lands. Continue reading