Staff is to blame
Note to Newbies: There is a lesson to be learned somewhere in this debacle…read on…
Denley takes on the truthiness of the numbers being discussed in regards to the costs to haul away regular garbage versus green garbage. He points out the numbers presented are not apples to apples comparison. Councillor Peter Hume has a staff memo that shows these skewed numbers that try to support the green bin program. Hmmm…staff!
Sherring takes on the intelligence of the original deal with Orgaworld. According to Councillor Jan Harder and before her, Councillor Maria McRae, they say that staff was not forth coming with all the details about the deal and that lead the previous council to accept a bad deal. Hmmm…staff!
Okay, so now I’m nervous. When council asks staff for their opinion on OMB challenges or refer to staff reports to back up new bylaws and zoning issues, why should the public believe that they are accurate? Taxpayers are paying these staffers $60K plus on average so that we can ensure we are getting the best talent to manage our city. But according to some councillors, we’re clearly not getting our money’s worth.
The facts are the city is stuck with this “bad deal” as negotiated by “misleading staff” and approved by “didn’t know councillors”.
Of course then there is this: Councillor Eli El-Chantiry on CFRA