"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday, 19 March 2012

In Your Easter Bonnet

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Don't Fix Bayonets Yet":

Puzzle. Can someone please explain why when you drive along the St. John's Sideroad you see signage about the Marsh but the wooden fencing does not allow you even a glimpse of it? I had hoped to see the geese before facing the dentist

I wasn't on Council when the project was designed. I think it was anticipated  pedestrians would be using the board walk and watching for the birds.

I think the town contributed 2 million dollars for that and  safe passage for ducks  to move safely from one side of the marsh to the other.

I sometimes see people  with cameras looking  out over the marsh
but I don't  pass there very often. I have ssen blue herons rising slowly from the water and standing in the reeds but you do have to leave your car.

I think it would be a great place for an Easter Parade.


Anonymous said...

According to the Auroran, Mayor Dawe and ; his team' have met 3 times with ACC and plan 2 more meetings this week. You would think he might be able to squeeze in just one for the Taxpayers. I am thoroughly pissed off at that man.

Anonymous said...

Read Brock Weir's column and Weep. Geoff Dawe has once again agreed to secrecy from Aurorans and Abel and Pirri are not even on The Team. The ACC still calls the shots. Weep.

Anonymous said...

Ulysses had the sense to have himself bound to the mast so he could stay with his crew and resist the call of the Sirens.

Anonymous said...

Bravo to Mayor Dawe! Doing what he pledged to do at the Feb. 28 council meeting. And he gets accused here of not providing leadership and guidance!?

Thank you, Mr Mayor.

Anonymous said...

I think both parties should be commended for making progress, and for not negotiating through the press.

Anonymous said...

I would think that making the wooden fencing low enough to see when driving could pose a distraction.

We have enough wacky drivers out there, we don't need people straining around to find a goose.

Anonymous said...

10:47 PM
You missed the point clearly made in that article. The ACC was pitching their vision through the press. Mayor Dawe said nothing and his Council were not members of his so-called team. He may fancy himself to be a White Knight but he was not the only one elected to represent Aurora. Maybe he thinks he can just present some package to Council for them to blindly pass but he sure risks alienating them by not having Pirri and Abel on board. Did it occur to you that this too might have been done because the ACC refused to deal with the ones who knew them best?

Anonymous said...

@ 8:35

No, no point missed. I just don't happen to share your points. Such as having Abel and/or Pirri involved at this juncture.

Why would you include the proponents of termination when common ground is being sought? When both sides are doing some fence-mending, how helpful would the presence of the main antagonists be to that process?

I also wouldn't expect to see arsonists helping to fight a fire.

Anonymous said...

With the exception of the response on March 20 7:35.... What the hell does the ACC have to do with a fence along the marsh.

My God you people are pathetic.