- November 26, 2012 - 07:45
After reading this letter from the mayor of Portugal Cove-St. Phillips and the comments posted here it appears that the mayor has issues with everyone who asks questions. The telegram reporter, the telegram itself and last but not least any individual who asks questions or is critical. Some of the comments also suggest that the town council is also somewhat lax or attentive to concerns from its citizens. Just an observation about ratios to...........there have been 8 coments posted here, all somewhat critical of the mayor and council. If a provincial story garnered the same rate of response based on population (population of the town verses the provincial population) then there would be about 2357 people posting comments on the provincial story. Maybe the mayor and council should look objectively at their performance?
- Another Cynic
- November 25, 2012 - 20:58
The mayor always has to be correct and so his attack on the Telegram story. And Harvey is correct that the good news is circulated in the social newsletter published by the Town. Lots of social news but little Town business.
- A Skeptic
- November 24, 2012 - 16:41
He that protests loudly about an injustice that was committed against him most often causes much doubt that an injustice actually took place.
- November 24, 2012 - 09:18
When someone protests so heavily as the mayor of PCSP has done it makes me skeptical. I tend not to believe them because they insist too strongly that something is not true.
- November 24, 2012 - 09:02
Mr Fagan has it wrong as usual. He is obviously schooled in the same spin as our provincial government politicians. He said "The People’s Paper seems to favour a few disgruntled people connected with our town." The truth is, in PCSP we have a LOT of disgruntled people who have grown tired of a a condesending council
- November 24, 2012 - 08:57
Peyton........ there are at least 2 of us who have experienced the condescending attitude and I dare say we are far from being the exception. Property assessments just increased by 50% and if the current council follows its demonstrated mantra they are surely drooling and our tax bills, this year, will be stained with saliva.
- November 24, 2012 - 08:51
The mayor's dozen good news stories are found in the propaganda tabloid circulated by town council. Considering the source from whence they came one could hardly consider them "news". On the other hand, in the last month there have been dogs roaming in front of town hall, a roaming dog caused a car accident on Bennetts Road, 2 rothweilers roam sstreets in the Dan's Road - Dogberry Hill Road area and a roaming dog became trapped in a otter trap. The town councils only response to all of those GOOD news stories is to do some research to get traps banned. Complaints about dogs roaming and barking nightime from ALL areas of town get no action nor does complaints about street lighting that is not working receive corrective action. Taxpayers still pay for it but the lights are still out. A simmilar scenario is obviously occurring within council chambers however it is clear that while the lights are on, there is clearly no one home!
- Skeptical Cynic
- November 24, 2012 - 08:33
Please Mayor Fagan, the public doesn't require bad-news stories, or good-news stories, to formulate opinions. The public just requires the facts.
- November 24, 2012 - 08:20
I dared to question Mayor Fagan some time ago regarding the absence of playgrounds in Portugal Cove - St. Philip's and received the same sort of condescending response as above. Municipal elections in Newfoundland occur on September 24, 2013.