City councillors ill-informed

Where are the intelligent and educated who can navigate through important, life-changing proposals, a reader asks city councillors.

To the Editor,

The UBCM resolution is yet another example of how extremely ill-informed certain members of our city council, and the entire transportation committee are concerning the particulars of the Raven coal mine project proposal.

It’s embarrassing that we have leaders in this city that are clueless when it comes to issues concerning major industrial development proposals such as Raven, even though many of us have attempted to present the detriments of this coal project to them numerous times.

Where are the intelligent, educated, compassionate members of our society who have the where-with-all to navigate through important, life-changing proposals thoroughly and who can comprehend the implications and then make the appropriate recommendations, for everyone?

There are people, like me, who criticize and mope concerning ourselves with the constant idiocy and it would just be nice, for once, to have some leadership with quality, people who are truly concerned with making the right decisions that benefit everyone, who would step up to the challenge and lead our community the way it should be.

It’s not rocket science, a lot of decisions that have to be made are simply common sense.

Yes there is a lot of reading, but anyone with post-secondary education is familiar with how responsibility comes hand-in-hand with a lot of homework.

Stacey Gaiga,

Port Alberni

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