The following open letter, was submitted by Ward 10 contender, Bernard Josipovic.
Dear Councillor Pearson, your
recent quotes in the Stoney Creek News are very hurtful, exaggerated and
untruthful. I am asking for some clarification to some issues.
19th you stated that out of 1100 emails you received that 80% were in favour of
the West Harbour location. That is why you voted for the West Harbour. (http://www.stoneycreeknews.com/news/article/217526)
As a Candidate in Ward 10, I am confused by these numbers because
canvassing the Ward and talking to residents, I have not met one resident that
shares your point of view, or that fits into this 80% category.
can direct me to some of these supporters. I feel this number is drastically
fabricated to support your stance.
In the August 19th article you also
say that “It would be devastating to pave over green space for a parking lot on
the mountain,” in regards to the East Mountain location. This is your opinion
and I respect it, but the hypocrisy that you have shown in our Ward is
unbelievable. Just a month ago, your main point of an anti East Mountain site
was protecting green space.
This week you state “I’m extremely proud of
this development,” which to me is hypocritical. (http://www.stoneycreeknews.com/news/article/219509)
A month ago you were against destroying green space and wild life, but this
week you are very proud to destroy 30 acres of land in Ward 10 for 900 Units for
Condo developments at Green Millen Estates. I am not against development by any
means if it is orchestrated right. Ms. Pearson you then go on to say that “We
held public meetings and no one was opposed to the development.”??
where I am very upset with the way you mistreat the constituents of this Ward. I
have received email, after email from residents conversing with you about the
opposition for this development, up to a year ago. Your discussions with them
about the development and the lack of information you provide in these emails is
The final nail in the coffin is that these very important meetings were held at
930AM on a Tuesday morning, when all of your constituents were not able to be
present. I have received emails of residents pleading with you to move the
meetings for this touchy subject to a more convenient time, all which fell on
deaf ears. There are many upset residents who you banish into the “no one”
As a Candidate, resident and voter, I am very worried about the
way you run this Ward. It seems to me that no matter what the residents want in
this Ward, you Ms. Pearson fabricate the numbers and the truth to your benefit
at every cost.
Thank you for reading.
Note: Mr. Josipovic has assured The Hamiltonian that he notified Ms. Pearson of this open letter being submitted to The Hamiltonian.