Comment 89125

By johnny velvet (anonymous) | Posted May 29, 2013 at 09:31:14

The author makes a brief mention of it, but does not hit the mark exactly. Along with neighbourhood and community engagement, the Ward 1 Councillor is a very active within his ward. I wish the same could be said about the Ward 3 Councillor's attitude toward his community. Elected officials are people too and therefore have their own priorities. Unfortunately, sometimes it conflicts with what the community wants, as what can be seen in neigbhourhood mentioned by the author.
I will have to agree that we should not consider this project an end but more of a means to a beginning. We should not forget various pedestrian initiatives done throughout the city such moving the buses out of the Gore, upgrades to Pier 8, the Gage Park redevelopment (on tap for 2014), upgrades to the waterfront trail just to name a few.
Community development requires all in the community to be actively involved and engaged - from your neighbour to elected officials to city bureaucrats. In my humble opinion, when you get two out of the three - you start seeing progress.

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