Comment 97145

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted January 24, 2014 at 13:00:07

Good to see such a fast turnaround on the results. Big thanks to everybody who worked on this.

I can't help but be a little disappointed that table, though. Both food programs appear every year even though they violate the requirement that PB projects be capital-intensive instead of ongoing costs... I'm honestly confused at how both of these things scored top points. Is it just a subject that resonates well with voters? Was there somebody stumping for them? I know the WHYS were very aggressive in campaigning for astroturf, but I didn't hear anything about the food programs.

Also, that money seems to be spread really thin. I don't know how much can be done for the awful King/Main/Dundurn intersections with only $10k (other than a yield-to-pedestrians sign at the ramps hint hint).

Also, the jump to 24th rank for the Lock improvement, sporting the 2nd-largest dollar requirement, is conspicuous. I assume Councillor McHattie pulled rank there? It is his prerogative, I don't think anybody expected this to be purely direct democracy.

I'm very happy to see the York Boulevard bike lanes take the 3rd slot, though. That speaks volumes about Ward 1.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2014-01-24 13:11:00

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