Yesterday, I spoke up in favour of a move by city council to approve free access to city facilities for city workers as part of an "employee active living program." I pointed out city council approved it with a 4-3 vote and I told you which councillors voted against.
I suggested we probably won't see them out swimming, skating or working out at Yara Centre and that if we do, we should ask them if they paid their way.
One of those councillors, Scott McMann, sent me an e-mail to let me know councillors are not included in the program and therefore won't be accessing our facilities for free. I appreciate the feedback and I stand corrected.
Mr. McMann added, "...I do utilize the walking track at Yara Centre..."
I also got a letter of support for the commentary. A local woman reacted by writing: "Feeling like you're viewed as a human being with wants and needs outside of the workplace...is probably better for productivity and creativity in the workplace."
"Plus", she said, "if I spent my days being verbally abused over parking tickets, water main breaks, and potholes...the promise of some exercise later to unleash my stress would keep me from losing it on the general public."