Shocked by excuses

Open letter to Whitehorse city council: It was with shock, but no real surprise when I saw Ms. Buckway and Dave Austin make excuse after excuse to not join a most worthy program denouncing racism and discrimination in our fair community

Open letter to Whitehorse city council:

It was with shock, but no real surprise when I saw Ms. Buckway and Dave Austin make excuse after excuse to not join a most worthy program denouncing racism and discrimination in our fair community.

Where in the world have you people been for the last many, many years? There has been ample feedback from various folks in regard to dealing with this problem.

Really? Are you going to make us look like buffoons in the eyes of the country?

We have an opportunity to look forward and make a difference. But no, we probably need a committee (or two), several boards, countless meetings and a whole lot of useless politicking to do the right thing. And you say you are looking at cost, Ms. Buckway. I think this could be done for a small amount compared to some of the projects in the past.

You are the person who had the audacity to once criticize me personally when I referred to a person who was “wheelchair bound.” You referred me to a website where I might get the correct terminology.

And just as an aside, I have met folks in Whitehorse and they said they were wheelchair bound. And the subject I had been referring to was a person mowed down by a drunk driver while in her wheelchair. What your point was I am not sure, but you sure missed mine.

And now you stand there as the head of our city council and make excuses about helping to deal with a problem that needs to be corrected and concerns all of us as citizens. Time for a reality check, council. The people of Whitehorse expect and deserve more from our elected representatives.

My feeling is, the next city election needs an infusion of people who care for others, can make rational decisions and not put politicking and power ahead of what is really important.

Saying that, these folks were elected and not a lot of folks voted. So maybe we get what we deserve in the long run.

So wake up out there – the next election, make a difference.

Thanks to all who will read this and put some pressure where it belongs.

Grant Rayson

Whitehorse