"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, 31 January 2015

Modern Day Politics and the Game of Monopoly

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Point Is Definitely Worth Repeating":

22:09- In politics, responsibility = Finger pointing. 

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 31 January 2015 at 07:55


A facile  and shallow observation . Particularly apt for modern politics.

Laat night, I drove east on Wellington  past the station and North on Industrial  Parkway. Traffic was stopped  because a train was in the station. Cars were exiting onto Wellington from every direction.A  continual stream turned north on the Parkway.

A study would be undertaken at different times, on different days of the week.,The decision would still be the Region's to make.  But at first glance, it appears  to this layman's eyes relieving congestion at Yonge and Wellington  by directing  traffic to Wellington  and Industrial Parkway will simply be re-directing the problem.

I once had the idea the town should request the train station be moved out of town. Like in East Gwillimbury.

Since then we've seen Ross Street closed, buildings demolished, assessment lost and a  massive parking garage built.  Every available space in town , including Temperance  Street parking lot is occupied throughout the day by commuters cars parked free and undisturbed.

Aurora is certainly open for business. GO transit business. From all parts north south east and west.
Come ye ,come all.

Road widening at Aurora taxpayers' expense  to accommodate Go traffic hardly seems logical.

But what's another consultant study here and there. At average cost between $65 and $85,000.

Just toss them into the budget bucket list .

Forthat a matter if elected members are not concerned about increasing a 6% plus increase  in taxation, why should the administration?


Anonymous said...

Why can't you have advance left turn lanes, plural, instead of the one from Wellington east-bound north onto Yonge and the one from Yonge south-bound east onto Wellington? These could function for 60 seconds per cycle.

The same could be done for the other two left turns..

Anonymous said...

I think the new councillors have brought their voters' concerns to the table. And I only voted for one of them. So I do not have a vested interest. There does seem to be a wall between the "originals " and the " newbies ". That is not going to be healthy long term.

Anonymous said...

The current plan appears to blame the tax increase on police & fire. I think that might be hard to handle given that the mayor wrote a letter in the Auroran saying that no tax increase would be a bad thing. He must wish he had that one back in the can.

Anonymous said...

Whether you voted for them or not, as a taxpayer you have a vested interest in ALL councillors.

Anonymous said...

20:00 - He was correct. All those years of zero tax increases under Tim Jones didn't do us any favours, long-term.

Anonymous said...

I am tired but you seem to be making sense. I do not know if that is allowed unless there is a study to support your ideas ?