Jan 21, 2013- 2:32 PM
Mayor Marianne Matichuk must be commended for supporting a permanent auditor general position. This position should have been made permanent when Brian Bigger was appointed the city’s first auditor general in 2009.
During the past three years, we have witnessed the most arrogant, contentious council ever elected to city hall.
They appear humiliated by the excellent results of the auditor general, who has uncovered many discrepancies at city hall which have obviously been going on for several years.
This includes the bus scandal, which has cost the taxpayers of this community more than $500,000.
As a taxpayer, I am also suspicious about what else is going on at city hall. Are there more discrepancies we do not know about? Are there more coverups?
Are city hall employees involved? Why are we having in-camera meetings? Why are the taxpayers of this community kept in the dark?
Transparency in government would answer these questions and would clear the air.
As a lifetime resident of the Sudbury area, I have never encountered a council suffering from such egomania and narcissism as we have today.
Our present councillors have also denounced the province’s ombudsman for criticizing city council for holding closed-door meetings.
The taxpayers of this community deserve better government and more transparency.
Hopefully, a new slate of men and women will be elected next fall to offer new direction and vision for the future of the City of Greater Sudbury.