Comment 54487

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted January 04, 2011 at 16:42:49

Dear Bob:

You may have heard of a concept called "bargaining".

Here's how not to bargain:

"we will do whatever it takes to make the other guy happy, we really need this deal".

Council scored a huge win when Burlington demonstrated out how nobody really wants a CFL team... at least, not at the price-tag of a new stadium.

But now Bratina goes out there and says "We do! We do! Thank you sir, may I have another!"

And yeah, I still think an Ivor Wynne reno is the best option - screw the Pan Am committee for saying the money was only for new stadiums. That's exactly the kind of mentality that leads to sprawl and urban decay.

edit: @Lawrence - notice that the city also still owns Scott Park's Park (not the building, the baseball diamonds) - that ain't a big space, and in another thread someone posted that there are plans for a retirement home or something there... but still, that is more land that could be commercialized as part of an IWS revitalization.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2011-01-04 17:00:06

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