"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

Sunday, 24 April 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "PREMIER SPEAKS TO THE POINT": 

How is it interesting that Mrakas and Thompson are the councillors advocating for OMB reform? 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 24 April 2016 at 22:37


Councillor Mrakas regularly reports new Councils have  passed resolutions to endorse  the Aurora  resolution to reduce  authority of the Ontario Municipal Board. 

I understand Councillor  Mrakas moved the resolution and Councillor  Thompson was seconder. 
The  resolution was adopted by Council. 

At that point, it become the decision of Council. The  mover and seconder no longer have ownership.

As Head of Council, the Mayor is  town representative in any business of the town. 

Unless there has been delegation of the Mayor's authority. 

I haven't read of that. 

On the other hand, it seems a good part of the last campaign emphasized working together to get things done. 

Haven't seen much of substance getting done and not much working together either . 


Anonymous said...

This Mayor and a couple more, seem to have engaged the public without knowledge of the team.
I still believe this Mayor is being coached by a former Mayor, and councillor.

Anonymous said...

The team is still more or less intact. They were told that if they stayed together they would all be stronger. One of them does strain the patience of the others.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor looks to be under attack from his team.

Anonymous said...

I saw a recent letter from the province ... "Thank you Aurora councillors. We will immediately change the mandate and structure of the OMB so you can be awarded full authority over a $100,000,000 property. We will fix it so the owners will not realize a penny. If you like, we can put in a clause that an owner of a golf course must maintain it for the next 50 years in its original state at no cost to you."

"Good luck with your summit on golf course redevelopment and congratulations to you and your Mayor for your leadership. We all know how hard you work passing these motions."

Yours truly,

Minister of ....

cc. Chris

Anonymous said...

Nope. You are incorrect. What you see is what you get now that the CAO who guided the Mayor has moved on.

Anonymous said...

"Guided the Mayor"? Now that's funny