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By Shempatolla (registered) - website | Posted August 11, 2010 at 09:38:35

I have never in my memory had much good to say about the normally dysfunctional, ward heeling family known as Hamilton City Council. Tuesday August 10, 2010 will go down as the day that Hamilton grew up. For the first time in my life I can say I am proud of Hamilton City Council. They did the right thing. This was NEVER about a football team. It was about city building. Private interests hijacked this process and made it about a football team. The architect of this fiasco was not I believe Bob Young, but rather his president Scott Mitchell. Mr Mitchell should do the honourable thing and resign. He painted his boss into a corner and the result is we arrived at where we are today.

The groundswell of public involvement no matter which side you were on is something I have never seen in my 44 years on this planet. It was wonderful. The range of ages of the people that engaged themselves speaks to the fact that Hamilton is in good hands, now and into the future. From Mark Chamberlain, Graham Crawford, Martinus Gelensye, Matt Jelly and many many others. What you saw was I believe a group of people from different back grounds, different political views, come together and fight for The Hammer. We won. Democracy won.

Now the real work begins. We have to demonstrate to HostCo and the upper levels of government that our choice will work. We have to reach out to Mr Young and persuade him to get on this ride with us and help him to be successful. I would encourage everyone who championed the West Harbour Stadium to write the Hamilton Tiger Cats and express to Mr Young your support for him and his business. Lets put our money where our mouths are and make commitments to purchase seasons tickets should he come back to the fold and find a solution in the West Harbour that makes sense for him. We can ALL be successful at West Harbour.

Gregory J Galante Hamilton

Comment edited by Shempatolla on 2010-08-11 08:39:19

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