Comment 91688

By Borrelli (registered) | Posted September 04, 2013 at 12:44:41 in reply to Comment 91681

Excellent points, Nicholas. Surprisingly Cannon was barely on the agenda in the Beasley assembly (and the damn street cuts a swath right through our 'hood). The one project that was proposed was an expensive one that would only have applied to Cannon west of James, so I can see why the compromise committee didn't include it in the compromise budget.

As much as the compromise budget may rankle some, it was pretty radically democratic to allow community members sit down and weigh the pros/cons/costs of various projects. It may not have yielded the results that some folks hoped for, but I think it made the greatest number of people happy--and there's always next year.

And a word of advice for transit activists and Cannon Reformists: the projects that fared best at PB were ones that the community supporters shepherded from beginning to end. If Council won't move to do anything, then next year come out to a few PB meetings and pitch something for Cannon and get the community to support it.

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