Team Legacy says it has taken note of the recent actions at City Hall and believes that the constituency councillors should be able to have an ongoing dialogue with their constituents, noting that it is not efficient to have residents from all constituencies visit City Hall to meet with their councillors.
In a press statement today Team Legacy said it was surprising to learn that the councillors were told that there are no supporting mechanisms for them to meet with the members of the constituents.
“We believe that this is an absolute necessity,” the statement noted.
The fact that the Town Clerk continues to operate independently of the council, the removal of the vendors from Stabroek Square, the demolition of the Dredge Shop, the new parking meters system, among others are worrying to Team Legacy.
It was noted that “many times the members of the council learn about decisions taken and executed by the Town Clerk from the press. We are not duly consulted or informed.When questioned, we are told that these decisions were made by the previous council.”
However, Legacy believes that even if decisions were made previously, the new council should be able to and must review these decisions to determine if they align with the vision of the new council.
Additionally, it was highlighted that there are many red flags surrounding the new parking meter system that is slated to be implemented. There are questions about the company, the manner in which the contract was signed and the details of the agreement between the city and the company.
“Though requested, we are yet to see a copy of the contract.We believe this goes against the purpose of Local Government Elections.We, the councillors, are the elected officials. We have been elected by
the people of our city, but our efforts to act on behalf of our constituents and the city are being stymied at almost every turn,” it said.
While, Team Legacy understands that steps must be taken to reclaim city property and to improve the city, it believes that stakeholder consultations are necessary.
“Team Legacy recognizes some efforts are being made but the current methods are unacceptable,” the statement concluded.