Letter: We don’t need smoke and mirrors

It is still up and onwards with the petition to the Attorney General of B.C., writes Donald Pharand.

As the one who in March made a motion which in effect stopped the Habitat for Humanity project, Councilor Chris Hammett now finds herself standing ankle deep in the old-Taylor-council quagmire.

As per council tapes of the April 20 meeting, under unannounced authority, is Hammett releasing “in-camera” data of the Allin/Taylor-council dealings of November 2014? Is she in “contempt of council” under Chapter 90? Why not lay it all out?

Then we have Councilor Wirischagin putting a motion forth to kill questions from the public at Committee of the Whole city meetings. How sweet! He and councilor Krog stand much deeper in the Taylor council quagmire. Both were part of that past council. More smoke and mirrors at City Hall is not what Grand Forks requires or deserves.

From all appearances we will have to settle for drips and drabs of information on the $192,000 Allin pay-out…until someone spills the beans on it.

Interesting is how a one minute news clip on CBC even had the Grand Forks Gazette paying attention to the pay-out. I congratulate you on that.

It is still up and onwards with the petition to the Attorney General of B.C. This week we are starting with a door to door signing campaign. I ask all of your readers to take the time to read the petition in this matter.

Donald Pharand, Grand Forks