Comment 108658

By fmurray (registered) | Posted February 01, 2015 at 14:27:01 in reply to Comment 108646

"Urbangookiness" - I like the new word!

One of the issues we deal with in this city, is that one council seat = one vote and majority rules. That's democracy, right? However, suburban and rural councillors often vote together, making every initiative for downtown a huge fight (or boiling the ocean as Ryan calls it). I believe downtown councillors have to work twice as hard and have ten times as much evidence for their motions as do suburban or rural councillors.

Believe me, I'm fully aware of the "perspectives of mountain and suburban councillors". Their perspective has dominated this city for many, many years. Now the urban voice is being heard and people in the outlying areas say, "Why is everything about downtown? Those people get all the attention. I never go downtown! We NEED an infinity skating rink, or a bocce court, or a $23 million road enhancement. And we NEED it now."

Sorry, did that sound bitter? Just trying to let you know, the point has not been missed.

Thanks for reading.

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