PENINSULA letter: Ideas not of the cuncil’s making

Councillor Podmore is quick to criticize individuals who are trying to address the economic threat that looms on the horizon.

Councillor Podmore (PNR June 11/14) is quick to criticize individuals who are trying to address the economic threat that looms on the horizon.

His attempt at vilifying these efforts by labeling them as unwarranted criticisms of him and his fellow council members is typical of this council’s arrogance when it comes to listening to ideas that are not of their making.

If it wasn’t for the pressure applied by these letter writers this council would still be sitting on their hands waiting for divine intervention. There would be no organized effort to address the uncertain future facing Sidney’s downtown  or “gloom and doom” as Podmore calls it. Mr. Podmore believes the town is recovering from the economic turn down. Perhaps the Mayor’s task force should speak to Mr. Podmore rather than wasting time and money on change and promotion.

Ed East, Sidney