"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, 10 April 2017


RAnonymous has left a new comment on your post "AN OUTLINE OF FAILURE": 

Residential Development Charges Effective July 2016 - Single/Semi

Town of Aurora $20,977

Region of York 42,627

Education 4,340


Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 10 April 2017 at 17:05

The  above comment is posted  here because my finger slipped and I wanted these figures public. 

If you read the page 13 Auroran story on development charges from beginning to end,the rational is clear. It doesn't  matter how big the screw-up  of the Joint Facility  project, it  doesn't really count 
because the money came from development charges,  not taxes. 

The Family Leisure Complex addition was also screwed-up. Work is still outstanding,
The contract wasn't finished on time. And it was over budget 

Apparently  no lessons were learned . 

On the other hand ,three previous capital projects were completed on time, within budget and under different supervision. Namely, Stronach Centre, Seniors'Centre and development of town-owned lands on Leslie Street. 

Director of Leisure Services was in charge of the first two. It was before half of his responsibilities were transferred to Director of Environment and Infrastructure,early in the Mormac regime, before Church Street School was spirited out from under heritage and culture centre to culture centre. 

Development of town owned land on Leslie Street came after Mormac became  history. Responsibility for supervision of the project was assigned to the Director of Recreation. 

Lessons  learned were obviously forgotten by the time the last two projects were undertaken. 

The CAO has since departed for greener pastures. The Director of Environment and Infrastructure 
Has since been terminated. 

If none of this makes any sense... It's because it doesn't .

But we do still have the elected body who carry ultimate responsibility. 

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