And still more calls for change

And still more calls for change I believe this current mayor and council have been inefficient, and fiscally irresponsible, deaf to the concerns of the public and inhumane. Children advocating for the environment were ignored, their concerns brushed asi

I believe this current mayor and council have been inefficient, and fiscally irresponsible, deaf to the concerns of the public and inhumane.

Children advocating for the environment were ignored, their concerns brushed aside.

This city has taken the public to court for trying to protect McLean Lake by referendum, for speaking up.

The city has not only failed to address the ongoing animal neglect/abuse issues in Whitehorse, they are hell-bent on killing Trevor (another court case) while dogs that have bitten people have not been sentenced to death: a double standard.

The money and resources to do what they want appears to be endless with this city (maybe money does grow on trees; the ones they quickly vote to cut down). Where is the “sustainability” in this?

The trees appear to be expendable, as are wildlife and their habitat, to this council.

The green space in this city is routinely destroyed by ATVs, and what has council done to stop this? It bought motorized equipment for the bylaw officers so they can damage trails too. What has this council done to protect wildlife? How about domestic animals?

It’s time to vote for a new council. This current council has had their chance; they have failed the people, the environment, the wildlife in this ‘wilderness city’, and they have failed the domestic animals.

When Bev Buckway became mayor, some of the first words I heard her say were, “We are going to make people mad.” Well, she did indeed!

Buckway appears to be led around and controlled by the current city managers who will fight (with public money) anyone who dares to challenge them. Whitehorse needs a mayor with a backbone, one who will truly represent and listen to the public Ð

rather than simply doing the will of the city administrators and fighting the public in court.

This council recently passed a bylaw stating that your grass cannot be taller than 10 centimetres.

Seriously, does this council not have anything better to do but pass silly bylaws? Bring your yardstick to my house and check out my grass. Or maybe we all should use enormous amounts of resources to keep our grass green and short just like the city does. Their sprinklers at the top of Two Mile Hill even run during a downpour (I have witnessed this many times). So where is the ‘sustainability’ part, again? Did you know that many municipalities are discouraging lawns and encouraging dry forms of landscaping, especially native vegetation, to conserve water and other resources?

I am sure glad there are new faces to vote for in this municipal election, otherwise I was not going to vote this time.

It’s time to vote for change.

Mike Grieco

Whitehorse