Delete Mayor’s Job

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    Did Ottawa want/need a legal injection site, Mayor Watson lobbed the issue over to Public Health for a decision.
    Following numerous daytime shootings several years ago (& they continue to this day), Mayor Watson stated he had every confidence in the Police Chief and the ability of the OPS to handle the situation.
    Salvation Army wanting to build a new centre in Vanier becomes a ward problem and left to Councillor Fleury to solve.
    Major nursing home problems to be handled by Councillor Deans (believe Watson said it was deplorable).
    These are all city-wide issues and Mayor Watson is Lob-Master in Chief, in that he delegates every city problem.
    To give the man his due, he has dealt promptly with the urgent flag issue. Also, he is excellent at attending many events – this week alone he was at the move of the Ottawa sign, at the Senator sponsored park on Heatherington Road (wearing a Sens Jersey), and worked at bringing KFC back to Bells Corners. No doubt, he has also attended countless chicken dinners and, for this, the Poultry Association is grateful. Chickens, on the other hand, are seeking one-way tickets to Toronto backyards.
    A Mayor who shows no leadership is not needed. Let’s abolish the position and instead elect someone to deal with the ceremonial aspects of the city, at a reduced salary of course. After the next election, the new councillors can vote on who the various Chairs are somewhat as Nunavut does, i.e. consensus based.
    Bottom line, the Mayor is just a glorified Councillor but with more power that is being used to bully. Time for a change! So let’s start by cutting off the head of the snake this election and hope that it serves as a warning to councillors.


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