Comment 82522

By j (registered) | Posted November 01, 2012 at 13:55:23 in reply to Comment 82490

I don't think this is quite right. It seems like Bratina is rejecting certain issues as unwinnable due to strong public opinion. All councillors do this; ie Brenda Johnson supporting wind turbine opponents.

But just in case anyone thinks Bratina is just about mollifying suburbanites, here's a fairly radical recent statement about climate change:

"If this council is serious on addressing I would make a motion right now that we freeze the urban boundary and not expand and create urban sprawl,” the mayor declared. “We have to look at energy conservation; we have to look at ways that we can reduce the demand for energy. And we can do it by our planning protocols. We can do it by our transit planning, and so on."

The fact is that Bratina's been a pretty consistently centre-left politician and it's time to mend that relationship before someone gets it into their heads to elect Lloyd Ferguson or Tom Jackson. If he could stop the Aerotropolis I think he could mend a lot of the ill-will following LRT and Peggygate.

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