Comment 78001

By CouldaWouldaShoulda (anonymous) | Posted June 05, 2012 at 13:27:19 in reply to Comment 77999

"Pretty sad when the only form of 'leadership' comes when citizens beg, plead, petition and send mass emails."

Not really. Not if the citizens are pressing in concerted ways for projects they've deliberated over. That's actually a great dynamic.

"We need leaders who are willing to make the tough choices necessary to move our city forward."

Yes, sometimes the 'tough choices' are made independent of any resident input- Actually, if you don't mind, let's make this an exercise:

What issues over the past five years have required 'tough choices', and how did each situation go? I think this would make a great article/comment thread all its own, don't you?

"There's a reason why Hamilton continues this slow growth rate in the middle of Southern Ontario, while cities all around us - big and small - from TO to London to Kitchener to Guelph outpace us and are intentionally transforming their urban cores so they can compete in the future."

And that reason is...? Are you saying that we've had a really bad run of councillors being elected? I'm going to assume you are, seeing as we're having this 'leadership' discussion. So of course, I'm going to point out that 'It's the residents who voted them in...'

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