The Mayor of Mississauga should be...and so should Mississauga's now infamous Group of Seven.
So when will Carolyn Parrish and her Group of Seven be accountable and apologize to Mississauga taxpayers for the $7 Million spent on the Inquiry?
There is a cost for democracy. Most people would agree.
What the taxpayers will have trouble with is the fact that the Group of Seven sold this inquiry to the public with an estimated cost of $2.5 million.
By mid summer the cost went to $5 million.
Last week they added an additional $2 million.
So now the total sits at $7 million.
If this was a city contract and the contractor overspent by 180% heads would roll!
These same Councillors would fire the contractor!
The only two explanations I can come up with are:
1) The Group of Seven are the perhaps the worst budget forecasters in Mississauga. If so, they are clearly not competent to sit as Councillors nor should they be involved in the city budget process
2) The Group of Seven led by Parrish perhaps low-balled the estimate in order to sell the inquiry. Once the motion passed there was no oversight...so they let the cost skyrocket in their zeal to go after the Mayor.
Either way the Group of Seven owe Mississauga taxpayers an apology...and Mississauga taxpayers should demand it!
Can't you just hear Michael Moore now...standing in front of City Hall...
Hello...its a Mississauga Taxpayer here...AND I WANT OUR MONEY BACK!