"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 19 October 2013

Brace Yourselves

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "I Cannot Tell A Lie":

Sounds very much like someone is trying to jam a large park with multiple uses into a small space without
adequate parking in an area not designed for one.


What we have is an oft-repeated scenario. 

A neighnorhood has become accustomed to an open space.  They chose lots on the understanding a school would be located in the open space. 

Some of them  paid premiums for their choice.

Others made all the inquiries they believed necessary before they made the  decision.

Now the moment of truth has arrived . The fact is the school board will not be using that site. 

School boards cannot know before a subdivision is built how many children will register in their schools. 

The homeowners are convinced someone is at fault. They have been betrayed  Somebody  better step up to the plate and make it right.

If there isn't going to be a school, there'd better be a park. Because they don't want any more houses and more traffic on their road.

That is the real concern.

Like the neighbors on Longthorpe Court, who believe they have a right to dictate grading on a neighbors lot because of their right to enjoy his trees,  they are encouraged  by craven Councillors to believe that  should be the logical outcome.

Not necessarily.

No doubt,  we will  all be subject to gale force winds of  bafflegab before the decision is made.


Anonymous said...

We'll muddle through it. Don't let yourself get bogged
There's a For Lease on the KFC. Anyone out there know anything beyond the sign?

Anonymous said...

I glanced at the Agenda. Unless it is still a work in progress, you are unlikely to get past the delegation part. Same old, same old......

Anonymous said...

Nothing about this proposal is logical. It makes no fiscal sense, flies in the face of the Master Plan & will not result in the park that Aurora really needs. Only electioneering explains the tactics.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid there isn't enough spine to stretch around.

Anonymous said...


KFC??? retail and fast food outlets change all the time when leases come up. Have you ever eaten anything from there? Surprised it has a "green" approval.

On the other hand, King Henry Arms has reincarnated itself as another pub. What's the over/under on this one?