Decision makers

Decision makers

Decision makers

First published in Letters by

WHERE were the senior executives? Colin Richardson (Letters, July 22) quite rightly suggests that the planning and implementation of the Lendal Bridge fiasco would be the responsibility of the professional senior executives of the council.

This does not mean that James Alexander, Dave Merrett and other members of the council can distance themselves from the reality of decisions made. They are accountable to the electorate, particularly when unnecessary costs are incurred at a time of cut-backs. Do any of our leaders or officers ever admit that mistakes have been made?

We must all admit that congestion in our city centre will have to be addressed as a matter of urgency, but all interests in the grand debate, such as tourism, retailing, council taxpayers and others should have the opportunity to have their say with regard to any new proposals.

It appears that the Labour leader and his party have been determined to “go it alone” on several issues without consultation with interested parties, and lessons should be learnt from this.

Compromise, coupled to listening to the views of others, is an important ingredient of successful negotiation.

Ian Collinson, Longridge Lane, Nether Poppleton, York.

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10:14am Fri 25 Jul 14

bolero says...

I think this has run its course now and the final decision will be made next May.
I think this has run its course now and the final decision will be made next May. bolero
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12:55pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Stevie D says...

Given that CYC are quite capable of putting up road signs that don't meet government standards for simple direction signs (eg the ones at the new A1237/A59 roundabout) where there is clear guidance, millions of examples to draw on, no legitimate scope for confusion ... it's no great surprise that they managed to foul up something requiring more skill and judgement.
Given that CYC are quite capable of putting up road signs that don't meet government standards for simple direction signs (eg the ones at the new A1237/A59 roundabout) where there is clear guidance, millions of examples to draw on, no legitimate scope for confusion ... it's no great surprise that they managed to foul up something requiring more skill and judgement. Stevie D
  • Score: 5

8:07am Sat 26 Jul 14

AnotherPointofView says...

bolero wrote:
I think this has run its course now and the final decision will be made next May.
You are right that the final decision will be made in May next year - only because Merrett and Alexander haven't the decency to resign first!

I don't think that this has run it's course yet. There's plenty more for The Press and other commentators to get their teeth into...
[quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: I think this has run its course now and the final decision will be made next May.[/p][/quote]You are right that the final decision will be made in May next year - only because Merrett and Alexander haven't the decency to resign first! I don't think that this has run it's course yet. There's plenty more for The Press and other commentators to get their teeth into... AnotherPointofView
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