Letter: Taxpayer is the victim in TNRD spending scandal

Editor:

It would appear there is a secret club for elected representatives at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

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How are we as electors going to make an informed choice during an election if elected directors are muzzled or hide behind secret meetings? Certainly there are some items needing in-camera discussion, such a land sale negotiations or unresolved matter of personnel discipline. But I would like details of a $500,000 payout for a staff member, former CAO Sukh Gill, who officially “retired” (according to wording in a legal agreement between himself and the TNRD).

There have been several reference that this spending controversy has been a black eye for the TNRD board, which makes directors seem like victims. The taxpayer is the victim with the black eye, courtesy a fist thrown by the board of directors.

Garry Davies

Kamloops

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