Comment 76891

By CouldaWouldaShoulda (anonymous) | Posted May 14, 2012 at 18:02:33 in reply to Comment 76889

I appreciate your responses. Thank you.

But why would a re-drawing provide a better chance against incumbents? What are you basing this assumption on?
And in the second go-round after re-drawing, election-wise, why wouldn't the traditional 'incumbents almost always win' kick in? Are you assuming that the new candidates are going to be *that* much better than what we currently have, and therefore it won't be such a tragedy if they get re-elected? (Of course, I have to ask how you feel about term limits.)

As for your view on the impact on neigbourhoods...and NAs...I'm sorry, but I think that's doubtful. On the one hand, you want something 'drastic'. On the other, you're presuming that this will damage them. On what are you basing this wish?

Again; have you sat down and played around with the boundaries? Especially as they relate to neighbourhoods?

Maybe...and I'm just riffing here...the 'drastic' stuff could happen in the 'Upper City', where there is far less a tradition of NAs, and general neighbourhood cohesion, by-and-large, in comparison with, say, Wards 1 and 2.

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