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Councillors of the Mayor and City Council and representatives from two labor unions met

Councillors of the Mayor and City Council and representatives from two labor unions met to address the prevailing circumstances at the City Hall. The Mayor called the situation a serious crisis and thinks that the current administration is trying remove the City Council’s power.

The main issue facing the council is last month’s appointment of the current acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba by the Minister of Local Government. The council and its supporters hold the position that Ms. Sooba is not qualified for the position. Speaking on the issue Deputy Mayor, Patricia Chase- Green talked about the acting Town Clerk’s alleged lack of qualifications for her current position.

The Burrowes Implementation Committee, acting on behalf of the local government ministry, has denied several proposals from the City Council asking for funds. The limited resources and the disregard for the council’s recommendation for Royston King to be Town Clerk has led the council and its supporters to believe that the government is trying to override their responsibilities and powers.

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