So Hamilton is finding yet more reasons to delay its street conversions. Today it's pothole repairs; tomorrow, bridge repairs; the day after that - what? New road construction?
God forbid anyone should invest in making Hamilton a better place to live.
I moved out of Hamilton two years ago, partly because of the dismal state of the city's core, the skewed priorities of the city council and the interminable slow pace of change.
I came to realize that Hamilton is not the Ambitious City it once claimed to be: It's a city that stays the same.
I understand that a city council must weigh its priorities and spend money with care. But does this mean it has to forgo change forever?
Every year that Hamilton waits to improve its pedestrian access, its attractiveness to knowledge workers, its image to the world - is another year of new investment passing it by.
With editorial advice like this it looks like Hamilton's quest to become a world class city will be a long one.
It looks like my decision to move was a good one.