Wednesday, October 27, 2010

If mama ain't happy . .

I hope Mother Nature is planning to contribute a little to the snow clearing otherwise the deficit will wipe out the stabilization fund with snow clearing alone.

I was hoping the snow would hold off for another two months as the city has continued the lock down of my neighbourhood and our only ingress/egress is to be McPherson Avenue. With this snow they will need a winch to get us up the hill to the intersection of 11th and McPherson. I can't catch a bus because it can't get into the area. A taxi will cost even more as the detour adds on substantial distance and thus a higher fare.

I won't bother with the complaints on street cleaning and tree pruning prior to the snow. Been there, done that.

What I would support is a new hire at City Hall, that being a scheduler to coordinate the repair and maintenance of streets so that no one area would be shut down for a half a year or more and that various services aren't competing with one another for street time and to ensure projects get completed in a timely manner.

1 comment:

  1. It does not matter if you had a million employees with a million computers trying to determine the best format. City Hall has told us that the rainy month we had almost five months is the one responsible for everything that is going wrong.

    This has absolutely nothing to do with trying to ram through as many projects as possible so that we can get some fed money, and it has nothing to do with the fact the planning was ill advised and that City Hall decided to keep piling on projects even when earlier ones were pushed back and delayed.

    Just ask Mike Gutek, he's told us all, that there is simply nothing that anyone could ever do this season. It was all mother nature, and he has handled the mess as best as anyone could.


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