Comment 67976

By H+H (registered) - website | Posted August 13, 2011 at 11:35:21 in reply to Comment 67954

I understand and support the intent of your comments, but Chris Murray has not yet in any way indicated that he has changed his tack.

Staff allocated to the LRT file has still been reduced by 80%. Saying that his email was misunderstood, while at the same time instructing people to re-read it is not the same as reversing his earlier decision. Reducing staff by 80% on any project cannot be viewed as a sign of support. It sends signals that will not assist Hamilton with the provincial government. Metrolinx board members and local MPP's have said as much. Not to mention creating a resource poor team of one.

We can choose to "use" his post-vacation comments as a sign he is back on track, but I think we would be making a mistake, both politically and strategically.

I understand the idiom of "attracting more bees with honey rather than vinegar", but when you get stung anyway, maybe, just maybe, it's wiser to keep up the pressure until the desired actions are evident versus just half-hearted statements of supposed support? Leaving 3 of the 6 staff Murray has removed from the file would be a signal of support. Passive aggressive commentary from Murray just doesn't cut it for me.

Comment edited by H+H on 2011-08-13 11:36:21

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