Comment 109601

By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted February 23, 2015 at 17:51:09

This kind of stuff really leaves you to wonder sometimes about Clr. Whitehead.

We moved from ward 2 to ward 8 in the summer. We've met Terry on 2 occasions - once at the Rolston summer block party at the rec centre and again at the neighbourhood action plan meeting he attended with Wes Hicks during the election campaign. Terry seemed very sincere - it really felt like he believes he is working for the best interests of his constituents and the city. It came off that he wanted to go to bat for the mountain residents because nobody else would.

But, it leaves one scratching their head as to why he lets himself get drawn into these Twitter fights, email rants, and so forth. It does come off as unprofessional and a misuse of city technology when he's getting into these dust-ups using his work phone (my guess is that it is coming from there, and not a personal phone - and if it is a personal device, shame on you for using it during work hours).

Our household relies on public transit but also on personal transit. We understand the value of both, but we also have been on both sides of the fence in ward 2 and now in ward 8. We don't agree with a lot of the vision that the urbanist activists have but we appreciate their passion. But, we also realize that it's a symbiotic relationship with public and private transit.

And no, I haven't emailed Clr. Whitehead to express my, is happiness the right word? for his passion on fighting what he thinks is the good fight.

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