Frequent Bulldog contributor Sheridan finds sympathy in his cold, cold heart for lil’ ole me.
There’s hope for you yet, Sheridan.
Here’s Sheridan with a pretty good comment that stars me. Oh to be so humble:
How many times has Ken contacted a city councillor only to find that the topic was a complete surprise to said councillor?
The most recent example was Ken’s post Bus Detour: The Bad Old Days Return To City Hall, which found Councillor Catherine McKenney unaware that city staff are planning to make the Scott Street bus route a permanent corridor for nighttime Transitway traffic when the line is completed in 2018.
The Mooney’s Bay playground was probably the biggest example of this culture of secrecy at city hall this past year. Mayor Jim Watson’s defence of this secrecy was: “Who can be against a children’s playground?”
And regarding the LRT topic, don’t forget that a new City of Ottawa department was made for the Light Rail project. (Eventually it is supposed to be merged into OC Transpo.) My point being that we have a dedicated bureaucracy overseeing this LRT project. Nothing regarding Ottawa LRT issues, from cost to construction timelines, should be a mystery to them — that info should be readily at their fingertips. Indeed, the public should already be informed about the cause of the Rideau Street sinkhole. Why is this being held back? And why are LRT cost figures being hidden from city council members and the public?
It is time for some adult supervision at the playground.
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