Comment 79719

By ThisIsOurHamilton (registered) - website | Posted August 14, 2012 at 06:24:52

That was quite a one-two punch on Saturday. It certainly had me thinking...and posting...

4) Generate the required leadership yourself: Don’t look to Councillors to provide the necessary leadership to get what you want, reversion-wise. Indeed, bet your bottom-dollar that almost none on Council will take the lead on this issue. Just this year, just recently even, we’ve seen a distinct paucity of conviction on their parts, and I don’t see this changing…unless things change from the residents’ side and they force their representatives at City Hall to lead in that direction. It’s too nebulous a concept, too ambiguous a prospect to sell to voting constituents, so it’s just not worth the effort…without a proven groundswell. (See #2.) We have not constructed a city of change-inclined Councillors. But don’t blame them; that’s not who we elect, given the 90% return rate on incumbents come election time. So, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’? Yup. Lead, and they will follow. Whine and kvetch and obviate online and in print, and you’re almost guaranteeing a disappointing ending.

Excerpt from: http://thisisourhamilton.ca/?p=1877

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