Comment 69228

By myrcurial (registered) - website | Posted September 08, 2011 at 13:12:05

I hate to be the one to say it, but I'm starting to think that the best way to move Hamilton forward is to ensure that the primary qualification for local government positions is "was not born in Hamilton, has not lived here for more than 5 years" -- the self-loathing that is the mark of the native Hamiltonian is what is killing this city.

As a city, we've spent so long doing nothing that now EVERYTHING needs to be done. I'm sorry if you (Murray/Bratina) don't like having a full portfolio but frankly, you asked for the job, you've got it and now you need to DO IT.

Why don't we just do it all?

  • Build the Stadium for the Ticats

  • Build a community use Stadium

  • Build a Velodrome

  • Build the LRT

  • Build new GO Stations along the full-service route and get bi-directional all-day service at =120km/h

  • Clean up our streets by enforcing by-laws / doing the work for recalcitrant landowners

  • Remove the toxic waste that plagues much of the serviced land north of Barton

  • Seize / assume any piece of land left derelict without purpose for more than a decade - offer it to the lowest bidder who enters into a bond to complete a project which effectively (provides property tax revenues) utilizes the land within 2 years

  • Rip out the one-way streets -- there is no proof anywhere that they do more than make Hamilton a place that people don't like driving to/in

  • Rip out the inner city "green wave" highways in favour of something more like a city street - bi-directional, multi-user, livable and human-scale

Just do it - hell, do half of it - DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN SPENDING YOUR TIME ON THE AM FREAKIN RADIO RAMBLING ON POINTLESSLY WITH YOUR WORD-OF-THE-DAY ABOUT WHY IT CAN'T BE DONE.

gah.

[Note: I edited this comment at myrcurial's request to fix the formatting]

Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2011-09-08 13:16:14

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