Comment 50530

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 26, 2010 at 10:03:46

I can live with Bratina as mayor - his ties to Vranich worry me, but I think so much of his crazy crap he talks about (de-amalgamation? A-line first?) is just that he thinks out loud too much before doing the digging. Throughout the stadium debate he was always pushing for more study and research of the options, so it sounds like he'd back off on any of his bad ideas when the facts became apparent.

Of course I'm sad that Fred lost his spot, but I can live with Bob.

Wards 2 and 3 are the saddest result - this election demonstrated the massive power of

a) Incumbency b) Being a media personality c) Strategic voting

Every Geleynse voter I talked to was flipping a coin. In an approval or IRV or whatever mechanism for Ward 2, Matt would've won with a landslide. Instead, a media-personality with brand-name recognition won over the self-made candidate (just like in the Mayor's office) and it will be a lifetime before Matt gets another real chance as the results in every other ward demonstrate.

@Sean

Farr does stand for something. A stadium on a wheat-field on the taxpayer's dime.

I hope Bob Young doesn't take this as vindication, and Council doesn't take Farr's election and Fred's ouster as a referendum on stadium issues telling them to cave to Young.

Well, if there's one thing Bratina's got it's balls, so hopefully he won't let council run back to East Mountain. I'm betting we'll end up with Confed. park now.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2010-10-26 09:06:53

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