Yesterday, I sent an anonymous email to mayor and council at the request of a commentor in my last post, who provided everyone here with council's individual email addresses and encouraged people to contact them. I heard back from no one except for Councillor Gallant.
In my email, I asked mayor and council to read John Prince's blog post What people are saying... "We don't trust you no more" and to resign. I sent my email anonymously because I wanted to see if any of them would respond to a John Doe resident's request for their resignation, and if responding, the manner in which they would do so in their reply.
As I have already said Councillor Gallant was the only one to get back to me. His reply here is very revealing, as was the rest of council's dismissive non-reply. With respect to the latter, it tells me despite their rhetoric to the contrary, they really don't believe in communicating with the public, especially in a one-on-one exchange of suggestions, ideas or opinions.
Gallant on the other hand showed his true colours of being both two-faced and a hypocrite to boot as per our email exchange "John Prince has had it in for this council since the day after the election so what he says is no surprise to me". Really, Mr. Gallant? You know for a fact this is not true, and yet you still by way of this email (and who knows how many other times in emails, phone calls, one-on-ones, group discussions, etc.) deliberately and maliciously slandered me? Spreading falsehoods and lies you know to be untrue.
What I find most appalling about this whole business is that Mr. Gallant has gained quite a reputation for accusing residents in this community of going off half-cocked, so to speak, not having all the facts and as such spreading rumour and gossip. Is this not what he has done to me? Except he knowingly knew he was spreading falsehoods and lies about me because for the record it was nearly two years since the election before I even sent in one letter to the editor (regarding Thunder in the Valley) about this council. Roughly in that same time frame, I have actually stood up for them and encouraged people on my blog to give this council a chance.
It is only since this mayor and council let it be known that they are authoritarian and dictatorial by nature and not interested in public opinion, dialogue, petitions, etc. that I have spoken out. I have been critical of them of late for reasons they know all to well. Including, as blogger Jose rightly said by way of comment in my last post...
... That said, one must ask why the present Mayor and Council are pigheadedly forging ahead without involving the Ratepayers and other interested citizens in the process, They are committing the tax payers to ever increasing expenses, without regard for how these will be paid for. Most people do not appear to be against change, but they sure are against "change at all cost", or "damn the cost and pass the check book".
No one respects or trusts tyrants or arrogant people. Especially those who are deceitful, lie to people, don't accept responsibility for their actions, are anti-social and irresponsible, lacking in empathy and remorse. Those are characteristics of Snakes in Suits. Otherwise known as Psychopaths.
In my opinion, council's obvious disdain for the people and reprehensible conduct to-date in refusing to perform their duties as representatives of the people, in serving them by engaging in meaningful dialogue and discussion to better understand their wants, needs and desires by way of a forum such as a Town Hall Meeting, further aggravates the situation and attests to their on-going psychotic behaviour.
To alleviate or dispel these possible misconceptions there must be dialogue by way of an open channel of communication. We need to talk!
Why don't you talk to me?
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.