Comment 79590

By LOL (registered) | Posted August 07, 2012 at 00:16:01

Does this mean that High Quality Commercial would be acceptable?

The wording is full of emotional adjectives such as best and highest use, just what is highest use?

Just who are these "engaged citizens" and why should you or I or anyone else believe anything they have to say? Do they have any expertise? Are they financially invested in the outcome of these properties? Why are they against an urban design study of these lands? In my mind that is exactly what should be done by the city.

Personally I never liked the idea of a stadium at this location but I absolutely hate the way the city buckled and walked away from their plan at the last minute due to the pressure from the Tiger-Cats. Building a stadium there was not a good idea in my opinion but we elect a city council to do what they believe is best for the city. Spending millions to acquire the lands and then abandon the process at the last possible moment is absolutely ridiculous. A bad plan is still better than no plan. The city has a plan in place to study the best use for these lands and that is exactly what should be done. Not let another group dictate to the city what should and needs to be done. Is one group after another going to dictate to the city and the council what to do. This is why we have a council to do what is best for the city, at least in their opinion. In this process we have recourse if things go badly if only to kick their sorry ass off of council. If this shady group gets to decide what happens to these properties where is our recourse?

Maybe I can form a group with a bunch of my buddies and type up another petition. I think we could get a whole whack of signatures especially from people in Ancaster, Dundas, and Stoney Creek and convince council that the best possible use for this land is a parking lot, or better yet a Walmart.

If this group has any expertise in the area and are willing to reveal it I, for one, would be much more likely to at least consider their ideas.

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