Comment 80172

By ThisIsOurHamilton (registered) - website | Posted August 30, 2012 at 08:39:11

Isn't it remarkable that visitor after visitor tells us the same things about what we're doing wrong, yet our civic leaders stubbornly refuse to listen.

Actually, no. It's not 'remarkable'.

As I said elsewhere, 'Sometimes it's not enough to be right.' Witness the efforts to get fluoride out of our system, for one example. Or the need for ward boundary review. Or a better approach to garbage pickup.

In the end...as I've also noted elsewhere...what 'visitors' or 'experts' or even a Prime Deity have to say about a situation in Hamilton doesn't matter anywhere near as much to civic leaders as the perceived negative consequences of moving ahead with what is, in many cases (no, I didn't jump on the bandwagon and say 'in all cases') is a wise move.

Let me ask you this, seeing as you seem to partial to see things through a 'squeaky wheel gets the grease' lens: How would you respond if a referendum was done on this issue and the overwhelming majority (and I'm going to go one step further and say a referendum that was staggeringly participated in) showed that Hamiltonians are not in fact in favour of reversion to two-way? Would you consider that result to be 'remarkable'? And if that did happen, what would your next course of action be?

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