Comment 45639

By frank (registered) | Posted August 13, 2010 at 15:11:21

Iron Balls I've worked in the construction industry for a long time including being involved with MOE and OMB issues. While it's possible that an application and remediation might come in at a higher price I doubt that city staff low-balled the number in this case.

Quite honestly I could care less what happens in the future. What I DIDN'T want was a stadium on the East Mountain. I got that. If the funding falls through and the Pan Am games are pulled so be it. At least it couldn't be said that it fell through because council didn't vote with a vision or a city who can't see further than the end of their driveway.

I think you underestimate the gravity of the choices BY has to make. He thought he had an ace in the hole, turns out he didn't. He thought that he could coerce (and I would have no problem classifying his heavy handed tactics as coercion) this City into doing something that would profit himself and put the city back yet again and he turned out to be wrong. It's time for him to eat some humble pie and get back to the table with his tail between his legs...or pack up his toys and go home!

addendum: let it also be clear that it's the city who has best chance of clearing an MOE or OMB hearing quickly

Comment edited by frank on 2010-08-13 14:13:42

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