Comment 78865

By jason (registered) | Posted June 23, 2012 at 00:39:04

Does anyone know how much in subsidies that have given to Maple Leaf for their plants in Glanbrook??
I didn't hear councillors complaining about 'too much money' for the Clappison Corner improvements, or the multi-million dollar round-a-bout in Ancaster. Shouldn't Lloyd Ferguson be chaining himself to the roadway instead of allowing council to spend millions on a useless roundabout??

McHattie got it right - we've been in the sprawl business for years and have shelled out millions in's time to turn some attention to the city core.

The downtown residential loan program is actually paid back and has a tremendous ROI when taxes and development fees are factored in....all the sprawl subsidies over the years never have a payback financially, yet council doesn't bat an eye.

Even more mind-boggling is the letters of support that were sent to council about this grocery store initiative from high end condo builders who are developing downtown and want to develop more downtown.
I don't remember reading letters of support to council from anyone encouraging them to give Maple Leaf huge subsidies, yet they did it because of the 'public good'.
We're always in bed with developers....until they want to develop downtown.

Comment edited by jason on 2012-06-23 00:41:32

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