Lakecity council actions raise some concerns

I am writting in response to the article, There is no conflict: Coun. Surinerpal Rathor, that was published in the Williams Lake Tribune, Aug. 2, 2011.

Editor:I am writting in response to the article, There is no conflict: Coun. Surinerpal Rathor, that was published in the Williams Lake Tribune, Aug. 2, 2011. How convenient for Coun. Rathor to just deny and all goes away.If I was an elected member of a governing body or an official representative of any level of government, operating under the public trust, and someone made an official written and signed complaint questioning my conduct, knowing that my hands were clean, I would welcome an investigation. In fact, I would insist on it. The complainant was never contacted and asked to validate the claims made in his written complaint, which I assure you can be done. How costly is that, to see if anything can be established before moving forward with an “independant” investigation?“We feel as a City that we investigated it,” Cook said. I think not. It seems more like Coun. Rathor was asked to investigate himself.Well, citzens of Williams Lake, it looks like a new precedent has been set. What’s good enough for the governing body of Williams Lake must be good enough for the people as well.Ryan MacDonaldSalmon Arm