‘Leadership’ is council’s biggest problem

Lionel N. Anker, Walnut Grove, says Langley Township has a "good council" already


I’m sure there were more than a few of us in the Township of Langley wondering why Mayor Green did not want the Lidstone Report to go public. I guess now we know.

The Langley Advance, Thursday Oct.20th says:  “Mayor lied more than once: report.”  It also said: “and Mayor Green lied to lawyers and his council before email uncovered discrepancies.”

The Langley Times, Thursday Oct 20th headline says:  “Report slams Green’s conduct” and goes on to say:  “what the Lidstone Report does make clear is that Green misled his own council and misled three legal counsel about when he first learned about Braunshak Developments.”

Back in September 2008, Mr. Green outlined his platform in detail at a campaign kickoff. Did he lie or mislead the voters when he pledged a tax freeze for three years? In 2008 did Mr. Green lie or mislead the voters when he said: “you will not see Rick Green endorse a slate”?

Mayor Green is saying he is not endorsing a slate in the 2011 election. If that is true and not misleading, why did I get in the mail from Mayor Green his endorsement of people for council? In 2008 Mr. Green called that a “slate”. In 2008 Mr. Green said he could work with all the same members of council if they were elected. I really don’t believe that happened. At that time Mr. Green said: “I think the biggest problem on council is leadership.”

Mayor Green has a good council right now. On Nov. 19, when the Mayor is defeated, there may still be problems on council but the biggest problem will be gone.

And that is no lie.

Lionel N. Anker, Walnut Grove

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