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Bell: Calgary city council gets an F

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If grades went further down the alphabet, Calgary city council would be somewhere nearer X or Y.

But F will have to do.

I wish these trips we take through the absurd and the idiotic with Calgary city council were just a joke.

Or a bad dream where we would wake up and find ourselves snug in our beds.

But it’s all very real and it is all very serious and the smart money is not on city council smartening up any time soon.

Things are so bad, a wise fellow suggests a tweak of city hall’s latest nickname Cowtown Kremlin.

How about Clowntown Kremlin?

Sad but true.

If you thought city council would read between the lines of the Olympic bid losing at the polls, you thought wrong.

The smarter-than-you attitude, the secrecy, the bungling, the unwillingness to give taxpayers the straight goods.

A city hall who couldn’t run a two-car funeral, the inability to clean up their act. Nenshi’s failed last-minute wooing of voters, his star tarnished.

Calgarians gave all of the above a good kicking and all the money and the endorsement of........

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