If you get a chance watch tonight’s council meeting on Rogers. You have to see it to believe it. This bunch and their supporters accused Chris Carrier’s administration of being dysfunctional. But they put the D in DYSFUNCTIONAL.
The town hired an integrity commissioner Robert Swayze earlier this year. The first case that came up was the well documented conflict of Rick Lloyd having Steve Assaff as his fundraising chair for his run in this current election for Deputy Mayor. Then not excusing himself on the Admiral Collingwood Place site remediation agreement discussion and votes. So after a bunch of wrangling including a last minute letter being presented and accepted before council by legal firm Shaw McLellan and Ironside saying that the integrity commissioners report was flawed. Then the obvious Kevin Lloyd, Ian Chadwick, Sandy Cunningham saying they would vote against council receiving the report.
The thing is, Mr. Swayze’s report did not recommend sanction against Rick Lloyd, it was more of a procedural report with recommendations on how to deal with situations like this in the future. If they had accepted it, this whole thing would have just gone down as more voting bloc nonsense and been forgotten about. But oh no that is not the way with our arrogant, self-righteous voting bloc and the fool Dale West.
In a recorded vote council voted on whether to receive the report before council – after already receiving the report from Shaw, McLellan and Ironside. Council voted 5 (Lloyd, Chadwick, Cunningham, West and Cooper) to 3 (Gardhouse, Hull and Edwards) against receiving the report. (fingers in ears saying La La La I can’t hear you).
So we have an integrity commissioner which the town pays your hard earned taxes for, who writes a report. But your town council will only receive that report before council, if it agrees with its findings. Sounds like something the old Soviet Union Politburo would do just prior to sending the wayward Integrity Commissioner to the gulag.
I will do a full report on these shenanigan’s tomorrow.