Council not showing strong leadership
RE: LRT and city council
The biggest disservice to Hamilton is a mayor and council pushing LRT down 11 kilometres of King Street.
Disrupting businesses and commuters attempting to travel in and around Hamilton is not sound judgment. It is fairly evident that the majority of Hamiltonians do not feel this project is warranted and the only lasting effect is massive tax increases and maintenance costs that are unknown and unnecessary.
For far too long this council has neglected the necessary investment in infrastructure in the lower city. Being a homeowner for over 36 years and paying a higher tax rate in Ward 1 it is difficult to comprehend why the old infrastructure in the core has not been improved upon. Councillors in these wards allowed council to impose a higher tax rate than all the other existing wards. Why is that? Are we all not a part of the Greater Hamilton? Apparently not when in 36 years there has been very little improvement in the lower city.
Tax dollars have been diverted toward individual ward projects, low interest loans to private developers, exorbitant rental agreements for temporary municipal office space, middle road parking and creating gridlock downtown, and the list goes on.
We elected these individuals expecting fiscal responsibility to the residents of Hamilton and so far they appear to be irresponsible. Ted Lazich, Hamilton