Comment 46679

By Mr. _ (anonymous) | Posted August 30, 2010 at 13:12:47

realfreeenterpriser, you are clearly not understanding the process here.

The City of Hamilton did not win the Games, Toronto's Bid Corporation won the bidding process against Bogota and Lima.

Hamilton was simply part of the Bid book by agreeing to participate in the Games, by hosting several venues - the details of which were to be planned at a later date. Hamilton's input into the Bid Book was minuscule to nonexistent and it was certainly not the result of a broad and collaborative planning process.

Well the fact is, no process was established to work out a detailed plan either before or after the bid book went was submitted.

There used to be a Mayor's Pan Am Advisory Group, but according to the Spectator, this group hasn't met since Toronto won the right to host the Games.

There is no special Committee of Council formed to deal with the Games.

The has been no process put in place to develop a plan for the Pan Am facilities. And while there have been ad hoc meetings with the community and stakeholder groups and various rallies supporting one interest group's position over another, again, there is no process in place and no resulting plan to act upon.

It is no wonder that stakeholder relations are in disarray and that Council's position keeps shifting on a weekly basis.

We have not done the requisite work to position ourselves for success.

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