If Harold Moffat could pull off expanding the city limits, I'm sure Mayor Lyn Hall and company could do it too. It would reduce taxes for us with more money to spend on services and debt reductions.
I'd like to pose this question to all city council candidates about limiting the mayor's ability to be a deciding vote when there is a four against four draw among councillors. Further deliberations should be required by council. Agree or disagree?
This would have required city council to deliberate more on the subject of a Cabelas sporting goods store being built over a housing project on O'Grady Road across from Home Depot.
Everybody should have got it. It was a four-four tie, so Lyn Hall sent Cabelas packing.This business needed the right location to be successful here and not everyone listened to realtor Harry Backlin.
People from all directions would have been coming here to see inside a Cabelas store and Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Wal-mart and company are right across the road. How convenient.
Hall wanted a housing project that could be built most anywhere up there, just put a bus shelter and hook it up on city transit, so simple it was!As for another suitable location for a Cabelas store, not likely for a long time now. Did you happen to have another location in mind, Lyn?Please share with us if you have that answer.
I also would like to ask why eliminate Seventh Avenue that merged with Patricia Boulevard.
Another housing project now eliminates a vital link to the Millar Addition residents and creates an instant bottleneck at Fifth Avenue and Queensway. Traffic is already backing up to Dominion Street well past George Street. Another bad call by Lyn Hall and city council.
I ask all to respond to a question of why is our city council not gender neutral. I'd like to hear from everyone running as to if you disagree then let's hear your chauvinistic response as to why you won't want to put a motion forward for gender neutrality in future elections. If you don't agree then let's hear why, and not that it's impossible to do because you're dead wrong.
I'm voting for newcomers and those not noble to step aside after so many terms need to be voted off the island.
For 40 grand a year any knucklehead will do an outstanding job with a seat at the table. New visions and ambitions are calling.
Vote for them, please and thank you.
In closing, if the pool gets built at the Days Inn location then where does the performing arts center get built? Maybe beside the Y where the pool should be built?
The last question I'm directing at Mayor Hall is why did you not sign on with the other mayors in support of the LNG industry.
And you say you need to discuss this first with council.
It's too late for you to show support as you had your opportunity.