Comment 120109

By adrian (registered) | Posted September 22, 2016 at 13:12:48

It is no secret that I am a supporter of LRT, a position that accords with the official, stated and voted-upon support of council. Setting that aside, however, the actions of Councillors Skelly and Whitehead at this public information session are unconscionable.

I currently sit on the board of directors of the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Membership on this board carries with it important duties and responsibilities. Among those responsibilities is the duty to uphold decisions of the board, even when I personally disagree with them, and to conduct myself accordingly.

I cannot imagine any circumstance in which I would privately, let alone publicly, challenge an employee of the gallery while they were carrying out their duties.

Mr. Johnson is an employee of the city. He is doing his job, as directed by his boss, and as dictated by the decisions of council. To derail a public information session, to take him to task, to publicly question the validity of the project he is there to inform residents about, and to say, as Councillor Skelly did, that his information session "smacks to me of a way to quash any dissension and to present a very positive, rosy picture", is unacceptable.

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