Letter: Five councillors should resign

No question about it—non-confidence vote on the five councillors, writes Don Lea.

City council gets what they call a strong vote of non-confidence from me. They (five of them) should resign. They are up to something sneaky (in camera) that is making me really angry.

Attacking Councilor Butler for conflict of interest is dumb, and a huge waste of our tax dollars and everyone’s time. Julia was no way making money from anything to do with water meters. How can they even claim she did?

What seems to be going on is these five have agreed to stick together, come hell or high water, on some issues that they want to see go forward for some reason. This seems to be the same strategy from our old city council. It does work, cause if they all stick together, what is there that we can do about it, no matter how ridiculous things get?

Why would someone push so hard to get water meters installed, against public outcry? There were better solutions to the problem.

It really makes you wonder: is someone local making money from the Grand Forks water meter program?

There were about 175 people at the rally to support Councilor Butler, not “100” like it said in the paper. This should be a message to present council that we don’t want to lose her to their games.

Speaking of games, what is Councilor Wirischagin up to? We voted for him and got him elected cause he was against the water meters, and now he has flipped to the other side and is going against us?

Why would he do that? How are we supposed to trust this council?

The last paper had a letter that said council “had no choice but to begin the process to remove her from office.” What a load of hogwash. The meeting was secret, in camera, so how could Mr. Elliott even know the issues?

Talk about blind faith. There is no higher authority looking over council’s shoulders to make sure they are even playing by the rules. He sure is somehow trusting of a council that ignores public input, supports a stupid $1.3 million water meter program, agreed to let Mr. Allin keep a $192,000 severance, wasted $175,000 on a gravel pit repair, $10,000 on a deer study, $7,000 on a recent water meter study, etc.

Yeah, we’re made of money over here in Grand Forks.

No question about it—non-confidence vote on the five councilors.

– Don Lea, Grand Forks