CITY AT FAULT
The latest news concerning the Flames should come as no surprise to Calgarians. This is the latest in a never ending series of blunders by city council. The blue ring, the art work at COP, $500 coffee makers for councillor’s offices, and the green carts, just to name a few that are costing us millions of dollars. And on the same day as the arena fiasco, a councillor has come out with concerns of released prisoners from the jails are in too close proximity to northwest residences. I wonder when this councillor figured this out? These jails have been there for decades. The city has not, but over decades council voted to keep expanding the city in that direction. If the city does not rethink the arena issue, the stakes will become high for a lot of people. Job losses will be huge as the NHL will no longer be visiting here, the entertainment shows will continue to go elsewhere and the Roughnecks and Hitmen will end up relocating to cities with more up-to-date facilities. The one constant in this whole mess seems to end up with city council. Too many large egos and very dysfunctional personalities all in one room with us, the taxpayers, footing the bill. October is election time. It is every Calgarians responsibility to get out and cast a vote that will put into office a competent group of men and women that will represent us in a professional manner.
SHAUN HORNE (We badly need new blood.)