Comment 80865

By ThisIsOurHamilton (registered) - website | Posted September 12, 2012 at 10:02:19

I'm not asking Hamilton City Council to lead the way or do anything ground-breaking. I simply ask that we learn from other cities that have already led the way and have done things that work.

To my eyes, being able to 'learn from other cities that have already led the way and have done things that work' connotes leadership and breaking ground in Hamilton. Call me an unflappable cynic, but that's what I see.

Can anyone provide instances where City Council has done this? Learn from other cities and adopted their strategies?

In any area?

Going back, say, a quarter-century? (I'm being purposefully generous here.)

In the main, I think too many presumptions are made when it comes to expectations of our civic leaders, especially by those who are 'aware-and-energized'. We have a City tradition of only part of the formula for governance on Council's end being provided: the 'management' part, not the 'visionary leadership' part. That's not to say there aren't members capable of the latter, but voters consistently set the bar pretty low, wouldn't you say?

Comment edited by ThisIsOurHamilton on 2012-09-12 10:02:48

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