I’m shocked that people in political power could care so little about their public opinion in a town as small as Sidney!
Mervyn Lougher-Goodey stated eloquently, “Why should the people of Sidney support businesses that are going to fail?” — implying empty store-fronts were brought about by bad business planning from the owners and that any reduction in business taxes would hit the Town’s resident tax base.
Along with Kenny Podmore’s brilliant opus, stating people he talks to are “significantly up from last year” while stating no examples.
Unfortunately for these two councillors, those aren’t the facts. The businesses on Beacon share information freely now that groups like the SOS and the BIA have given the owners a network to communicate. They have found that no one’s business is really up significantly!
So why make up mistruths? They literally feel responsible for the economic state of Sidney. And by keeping the public thinking everything’s fine, absolves them from any responsibility.
Well, its not the case that council/town are responsible. It shows the level of maturity amongst the current regime and I, for one, will be voting smarter this election.