Comment 14279

By jason (registered) | Posted November 20, 2007 at 15:22:32

well said Sean. I live downtown and don't oppose 'all development'. What I (like many others) oppose is the fact that urban tax dollars are spent almost exclusively on cloverleafs to a new walmart and new highways to more sprawl etc.... stuff like Gore park piazza and light rail and moving the CN railyard always stay in the idea phase. There's never the money or political will to actually invest in our urban core because politicians are too busy trying to get re-elected by catering exclusively to the suburban sprawl builders. Heck, I could care less if we kept sprawling away around Hamilton - just have those builders and residents pay for it themselves (that doesn't happen though because in a true free market economy nobody would be stupid enough to develop sprawl on their own dime).

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