Comment 44433

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted July 30, 2010 at 01:09:57

Undustrial >> if we are going to need to do things like remediate the Rheem site or fix up the art gallery, then we might as well spend it while we have it.

There is nothing stopping taxpayers from using their tax money to donate to a fund to clean up the West Harbour.

>> Mailing a cheque to everyone in Hamilton will cost us dearly

That is unnecessary. Just apply the Future Fund to current expenditures as outlined in the 2010 budget, then decrease the current tax levy by $60M.

>> The point which we should all be able to agree on is that this money should be spent on capital, not expenses.

Why should we all agree to this? What if someone wants an IPod more than a new stadium? Or how about a kid that needs new hockey equipment, why should his wishes take the back seat to what the government wants?

>> What we need to do is invest in projects which will pay back in the long term. Art galleries ARE working downtown.

And how do you measure if a government project produces value for the city? As for the second statement, the AGH required $785k in operating subsides to stay operating in 2008.

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