Comment 78756

By jason (registered) | Posted June 21, 2012 at 10:47:27 in reply to Comment 78749

Yes, leadership is missing. You're right. But there's also a band of councillors who will never care what downtown Hamilton is like. They earn votes on being 'anti-Hamilton'. And when I say de-amalgamation, I'm not talking about going back to that dumb regional government where 75% of the cost of outlying sprawl was paid for by urban Hamilton...I'm talking a complete de-amalgamation. Suburbs would need to run all their own water lines, or pay hefty rental fees to Hamilton, provide their own services with their own taxes, none of ours etc.....
It'll never happen because the suburban councillors know they would go bankrupt in a matter of months....but they'll never tell their citizens that. They keep playing this 'we prop up urban Hamilton' myth.

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