Here’s a Facebook person who responded angrily to one of The Bulldog posts concerning Katherine Hobbs:
We would advise that you read the Leiper post so the reader can put the Baltz letter in context. So far no response from Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper. The Bulldog plans to respond to the Baltz letter. Here’s Baltz:
An ongoing battle between a sitting councillor and the former councillor he unseated would sell papers, I suppose. Well, sell clicks, anyway, in the case of The Bulldog.
Always good to see a politician taking the high road on an issue.
But I’m confused, Jeff Leiper. Wasn’t Jay Baltz one of your campaign managers during the last municipal election in Kitchissippi? At least he was with you when you showed up at my front door during the campaign running for councillor. And Jay is a very nice fellow.
So let me explain all this.
Hobbs had little appreciable community work behind her and was a complete unknown when she decided to run.
Suddenly Hobbs signs were everywhere with Hobbs’ face festooned on them.
Does she still live in the city? Does she have a new job?
Councillors just don’t know though some amount of breath has been expended talking about it.
Ken, thanks for the opportunity to reply.
The newspaper quote you’ve pulled was part of a broad conversation about the various scenarios ahead. As planning observers have heard me say time and time again, the integrity of our secondary plans has been and will be my first priority.
One of Hobbs’ main reasons for putting the line down the Macdonald Parkway was to afford commuters a beautiful look at the magnificent Ottawa River. Why commuters are people too and they deserve nice views.
Things are getting desperate around Bulldog World Headquarters.
I know, I know … you’re going to say that The Bulldog did not appreciate them when they were around. That The Dawg was not a small amount responsible for their electoral demise. But as content-producers, well a tip of the hat to the two.
Who is representing Kitchissippi for the last two weeks of council’s term?
So if Matthew Pearson of the Citizen is correct in his assumption on Twitter that Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs has left her office with her staff, who is representing her ward for the next two weeks?
You know, the humdrum phone calls about city services such as the garbage not being picked up. That is part of the job of a councillor. And will she be paid for these two weeks if she really is absent?
The new city council’s term begins on Dec. 1. According to Pearson, Hobbs flew the coop on Nov. 14.
With luck, soon-to-be-ex-councillor Katherine Hobbs will be playing this song on her Buick’s eight-track when she goes to, say, Toronto. Or on the bus wearing her Sony Walkman. Yes, Thank God and Greyhound by Roy Clark.
Well Kitchissippi has at least 7,557 residents who aren’t stupid.
That’s the number who voted for Hintonburg community activist Jeff Leiper who won the ward this week in the municipal election. They were the people who did their homework and discovered a thinking candidate who has their best interests at heart.
Good morning voters.
Normally The Bulldog would ask which councillor would win, but the “losing” way of dealing with it tends to eliminate ballot-box stuffing.
Here are the poll results:
Leiper appears to be in the lead but what might save Hobbs is the fact that she has two major opponents who might split the opposition vote. That’s happened before in this highly politicized ward.
Here’s Gray and Snow on CFRA:
Things are getting tough in Kitchissippi ward.
Somebody is working hard to defeat the councillor.
Here’s the letter:
Here’s a copy of a letter that has been circulated around hotly contested Kitchissippi ward.
It is either the cry of a desperate anti-Katherine Hobbs resident or a fake used for political reasons.
Candidate Jeff Leiper says this letter did not originate from his team.
One would think if it came from a political camp that the principals would know how to spell Hobbs’ name.
Here’s the letter: