In light of the City’s Catalyst Committee, I had one question for the Committee. I sent it to them through their BeHeard website which indicated 7 people were following the page. A number of days later they responded without providing an answer to my one question.
|City of Regina <email@example.com>||Mon, Oct 17, 2:13 PM|
Thanks for taking the time to visit Be Heard Regina and asking us a question.
Yes, just 1 question. How can we trust the City will follow through with what it decides to do? Mosaic Stadium was constructed under the lie that there would be a bike path constructed from Downtown Regina to the stadium, but when the project was unveiled, there was no such part of the project even attempted. The site says only 7 people are following this, so I’ll expect an answer this week, as you shouldn’t be too busy with all the other questions. Thanks.’
Our response has now been posted on the site.
Thank you for your question.
We encourage you to attend the in-person sessions or participate in the online survey to share your thoughts for these projects. The survey is available until end of day November 10.
Please let us know if you have any more questions or if anything needs to be clarified.
City of Regina
Well, that’s ridiculous. I replied:
I don’t have “more” questions, I have my original question that you didn’t answer.
It’s just 1 question. How can we trust the City will follow through with what it publicly decides to do?
I have no trust in your consultation process or willingness to follow through, and there are vacant lots at The Plains Hotel, Taylor Field & The Yards, and a missing bike lane between Downtown and Mosaic Stadium to support my suspicions.
That’s my feedback. I don’t need to complete a survey that’s proposing things that will not happen as promised if you can’t explain why this time is different and will follow the Official Community Plan. Otherwise you’re Lucy holding a football asking me and the public to be Charlie Brown.
UPDATE: The City responded. Still didn’t answer the question though.
Thanks for your follow up comment. Your distrust in the Catalyst Committee consultation process is recognized, respected, and will be shared with the Catalyst Committee.
City of Regina
Why would they “respect” distrust? Is it justified?
The Committee makes no effort to defend its integrity when challenged? I guess we’ll see when it’s shared with them. Or rather, I guess we won’t see.