Although sent to my private address only, I trust Mr. Gibson will agree to make his reply publicly available. It’s transparency, eh? Here it goes, followed by my comment:
Good afternoon Mr. Brovkin,
As you are aware the Town of Kirkland adopted a by-law no: 20076-55K that deals specifically with Public Council meetings. Also I can assure you that the Town follows the rules and regulations stipulated in the Cities and Town’s Act.
Council as already reviewed and answered this request of documenting the question period at Public Council meetings. We believe that the current administration follow-up on questions asked by the residents is adequate, timely and transparent.
Maire / Mayor
Good afternoon, Mr. Gibson,
Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, I do not see an answer to my question. I will rephrase and repeat it:
So what happened to your promise to minute down the questions?
Although you refer me to a by-law that does not give an answer to my question, your reply could mean either:
a). You had not read the by-law (which is actually 2006-55K), or
b). You were deliberately deceiving your citizens during the election campaign.
As one of the citizens who supported you during the election, I would love to hear a third option – something more meaningful and encouraging. Otherwise, your “I can assure” line will not sound really assuring any longer.