By Lethbridge Herald on December 22, 2023.
So to this end,the present CEO of the Exhibition is stepping down as are the board members?
This is appropriate and expected under the circumstances.
But what aout the members of the previous city council who walked hand-in-hand with the Exhibition board into the present financial mess and exposed the citizens of Lethbridge to this boondoggle?
The decision of the members of the old council to support and sign a long term agreement with the Exhibition board were made without a proper business plan or due diligence and showed an appalling lack of regard for Lethbridge taxpayers.
Why aren’t the members of the old council accepting responsibility for their lack of good judgement and fiscal responsibility and also resigning – and taking a walk like the members of the Exhibition board?
The newly elected members of council are not responsible for this mess and at least one raised red flags.
And the province is justified in rejecting the belated plea for yet more emergency funding based upon their sensible assessment that there is no viable plan in place. Or ever was.
Which should have been obvious to the members of the previous city council.
It seems that the members of the old council want to assemble a rescue group comprised of themselves and the city administration.
Given their recent track record, the odds are very good that they will perpetuate the same boondoggle they helped create.
A clean slate means a clean slate.