Councillor Niki Dwyer suggested a more co-ordinated approach be taken to answering correspondence that has been sent to all council members. Traditionally, she said, it is the mayor who responds if sent to all council members; Mayor Pankow said he would do that with Mary-Kate Bridson’s letter.
Councillor Dwyer suggested there were certainly some valid points in the May 14 letter sent to each member of council about council’s decision-making process regarding Beckwith Street re-development; Bridson asked that the letter be read in council and that council take the time to engage in discussion.
A straw vote was taken with both Councillor Dwyer and Councillor Brennan voting to have it read; Councillors Alford, McKenna, Allen, McGuire and the mayor voted not to have it read.
The letter is available on the council website.