Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kerry Diotte - a shining light on Edmonton City Council

Read Edmonton City Councillor Kerry Diotte's speech on why he didn't support the 2012 Edmonton City budget which saw a 5.4% tax increase plus dozens of other fee increases.

He specfically mentions departments that went from 1 to 24 people in a short period of time and rightfully calls it "empire building".  He's right.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Edmontonians need to wake up and see that the ongoing left-leaning council has been rubberstamping budgets for years without actually grilling the city manager and other minions about setting cost efficiency goals, eliminating empire building within the city bureaucracy and services.

And of course, when us conservative folks want the city to cut spending, there are folks who say, "Oh no, we can't do that. You'll have more pot holes."

Hogwash.  Absolute utter hogwash.

Councillor Diotte had the guts to vote against the budget.  I hope he has the guts to run for mayor in the future and reign in spending while focusing on core services.

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