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I remember Mr Gabolinscy’s article in 2006 asking for the alleyway to be closed.
But that didn’t happen, which makes me wonder what other things have fallen onto the mayor’s deaf ears?
Here are a few off the top of my head: lack of maintenance, footpaths, poor lighting along streets, poor water drainage in the Strathmore area, high rates and animal control fees, slippery and cracked cobblestones in the town centre.
I’m amazed that no one has seriously injured themselves or maybe they have but that has fallen on deaf ears. It’s nice to know we have a mayor who puts the community’s health and safety as his main priority, however, along the way that priority has dropped underneath his couch like loose change. Now we have an elephant hanging around our necks called the sports and events centre which some people (if not most) were against.
God help the next mayor who takes over from Sinclair as he/she will have a mess to clean up. May the strength be with you whoever you may be, as you will definitely need it.
To the next mayor, I hope you are a mayor for the people who will listen and lead by example and not a mayor who is for HIMSELF. J Blower Tokoroa