Comment 76966

By CouldWouldaShoulda (anonymous) | Posted May 16, 2012 at 09:55:03 in reply to Comment 76963

OK. So you're saying that you're accepting that you're going to have to wait a generation until a) current councillors have retired, b) new prospects are ready to serve, and c) new voters will be ready to annoint them?

I get the first bit, though I find it sad that you're willing to just 'bide your time'. (I'm speaking in the most general sense possible.) But the next two... Why should a 'new generation' be any more capable of serving...and moreover, why should that new generation's voters be any different than the current ones?

As for being new to the city, no. I was born in Hamilton, and I've actually lived here at least as long as you have. : )

But regardless of how 'clued-out' I've been in not understanding the agendas at play, the fact is that those people who are blessed with the opportunity of contributing towards, and indeed *managing* their own governance, are also clued-out. And aye, there's the rub. Because it's all fine and dandy to acknowledge that developers' agendas and the Mafia's agendas and whomever else's agendas are at play at City Hall (for the record, I believe I'm cognizent of just about all of them), but I find myself doing a spit-take at the notion that some new breed of councillors is going to come to the rescue...without there being a wholesale shift in the role of the residents.

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