I had been avoiding signing the petition asking Mayor Fontana to take a leave. In my mind, it quite easily could have been a big mix-up, and I didn’t want to get carried away and push for something on the basis of misinformation. However, now that charges have been laid, I have changed my stance. It’s not that I think we should call him guilty before trial and force a resignation, and it’s not that I even support the hyperbole around the ‘moral authority to lead’. Rather, I cringe at the thought of him serving as our chief ambassador until these charges have been settled. I note in his review of Year 2 that the Mayor has attended 300+ community events, as well as attending regional, national, and international functions. I believe that until this whole scenario is cleared up, councillors would serve as much better ambassadors for our City, in his place.
I know that this has been a difficult situation for you and your colleagues, and hope that you can find a way to optimize the image of our City in the face of negative national press.
Well said Abe.
Well said, thoughtful as is anything else I’ve heard from you! Thanks. Unfortunately she chose not to support this viewpoint today