Gloves Off: Galgay Takes Aim at the Mayor for Skipping Financial Committee Meetings

Today news broke that the mayor of St. John's, as well as certain city councillors, did not attend any finance committee meetings during Galgay's time as chair.

Councillor Galgay is the chair of the city’s finance committee. Today news broke that the mayor of St. John’s, as well as certain city councillors, did not attend any finance committee meetings during Galgay’s time as chair.

While that sounds terrible, and is, it should be said that boards/councils have committees so that concentrated and specialised subsets of people can meet and discuss specific orders of business, and then bring their ideas to the board/council to rule on.

But Galgay is right, this week, in saying the mayor, and certainly prudent councillors, should be at financial committee meetings: we’re not talking about a volunteer-run nonprofit organisation here — we’re talking about elected officials running a wonderful capital city.

Galgay is getting vocal that his colleagues should consider the budget something council is collectively responsible for. “I say to those members of council who do not attend these meetings, now you have an opportunity to be directly involved in this process, so when the budget is revealed in December, unanimously, council can say we all were part of that process.”

More from TheOvercast

McCurdy Says The Liberal Government Has Violated Independent Appointments Commission Legislation

“In other words, the narrative the Liberals are pushing, that the IAC...
Read More

1 Comment

  • From my perspective, looks like a bit of political theatre from Galgay.

    Council left him to hold the budget bag and defend the indefensible for almost two months – now he is dragging a few bodies down into the muck with him.

    Strange days indeed.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.