Comment 93140

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 11, 2013 at 10:21:17

I voted on the first day. Some were surprisingly poorly documented - things just saying "work on such-and-such plan" with no details on what the plan refers to.

There were some entries in there that I feel violated the rules about capital-cost-only projects. The food programs were the big one - multiple student food programs appeared on the list. Also, flower beds seem low-capital/high maintenance.

It's worth noting to readers: if you have a pet project on there that you want to see people vote for, you're going to have to go out and stump for it, because others are doing that. I received an email from the West Hamilton Youth Soccer league asking parents to sign on and vote for astroturf at Westdale Secondary, and to have their kids sign on and do the same. WHYS represents hundreds of parents so this will have an impact for them. So if there's a project you want supported, get out there and advocate for it.

I voted King/Dundurn crossings, Churchill park walkways and playground, and bikes on Cannon St and York Blvd. I honestly don't think the York Boulevard bike lanes will ever see a lot of usage but something needs to be done to get the super-fast live-traffic spaced away from the sidewalks and bike lanes are more useful than grassy boulevards.

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