Comment 89566

By John Neary (registered) | Posted June 16, 2013 at 23:06:12 in reply to Comment 89536

Highwater, I cringed a bit at "precincts of privilege" as well, but it is nevertheless true that (1) Westdale and the southwest end of the lower city are in aggregate more affluent than Ward 3 and the eastern end of Ward 2, and (2) the city has generally treated the former areas better than the latter. I would grant you that Dundas and Ancaster have been treated better than either but that's beside the point.

None of the recent walkability improvements have been in the area of Strathcona or Central schools. They've been near St. Joseph's School and McMaster University -- far from any high-volume, high speed streets. Neither Locke nor Herkimer nor Sterling nor Forsythe is anywhere near the top of Hamilton's list of problem streets.

I really don't understand the point of your last paragraph. Are Ward 3 voters getting what they deserve? I know you don't think that, but you know as well as I do how hard it is to unseat an incumbent councillor. So what use is that argument to someone who lives in Ward 3?

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