"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

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Plans Gang Aft Agley

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Precedents Galore":

That is where compromise and diplomacy come in. Confrontation appears to accomplish nothing. I think we have to wait until plans are available before getting set into rigid positions. Just a suggestion.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 15 November 2014 09:34


Confrontation  accomplishes little in the end. In the meantime, much can be achieved. 

People  can be exploited. Politicians can be divided into good guys and bad  guys. Reputations  can be ruined .

Public resources in hundreds of thousands of dollars can be squandered. A gigantic industry having nothing to do with building  can be supported adding to the cost of building a house.

Builders have to stand back , keep feet clear of the grunge and witness the  inevitable charade from beginning  to end.

Brookfield Homes will likely be more than willing to meet with  residents of Beacon Hall. Building homes is their business . They make a living at it. They provide opportunities for others to do the same.

Fifty years ago, the federal government used housing to stimulate the economy.  Central Mortgage and Housing  Corporation  was established.

Twenty-five year term mortgages  were created and  interest rates adjusted  regularly to keep things moving.

A down payment might be as little as a couple of months rent.  Monthly  mortgage payment the same or less than rent.

From the town's perspective, assessment growth meant a stable or reduced tax rate for municipal services.

Ah yes, those were the days, my friends . We thought they'd never end.

Still,  Brookfield Homes development is not likely to happen any time soon.

Aurora's  units  of servicing are fully allocated .

Unless something dramatic happens like the Region's planned sewage treatment plant at Lake Simcoe.


Anonymous said...

Timberlane does not even have a closing date set. Those wishing a participate in activities may still do so.

Anonymous said...

None of the projects being attacked are even at the stage where there are real plans to examine.