7 Responses to S@%$s and Giggles

  1. Sandra Hill July 28, 2011 at 8:12 am

    We had the chance to change the decision makers (Cambridge Councilor/Mayor) & Regional Councilor but with all do respect the voters didn’t vote! – They didn’t want to wait in huge line ups / no transportation to get to polling stations. Hespeler had the most complaints to the City Clerk. Cambridge has no money and development land is a thing of the past what is the City to do to create more funds? Just wait and see the next taxation will be on storm water – creating rainwater collection ponds near your neighborhood. Yes they have done this to me when they expropriated the farm land across the street (Pinebush Rd) allowing the city to develop the land for re-sell to the public to create more money for our decision makers to spend. They placed rainwater collection ponds which I have to pay to the tune of approx $30,000.00 for ponds across the street to collect rain water for their development – My land has not changed but it’s my responsibility to pay before I can develop my own land. Just wait and see what they do in your neighborhood.

  2. les kadar July 29, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Is the famous quote beside my post from Churchill just a coincidence?
    It certainly speaks in part to our ever growing taxation issues and the lack
    of participation by the voting public.

  3. Scot Ferguson-Barber July 29, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Yes Les, it’s coincidence. It could as easily been Hitler, as Margaret found out.

  4. les kadar July 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Dropped by the new digs yesterday to find people hard at work with paint and rollers. Scot was nowhere in sight ?

  5. linda Whetham August 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Hi Sandra
    Just for the record the City did not Expropriate the Property on Pinebush Road when I was the Councillor for Ward 3, I fought so hard for the owner of this Property the City finally paid off the Owner and he was in complete agreement to the amount he was offered…..When a poll was done in the Election the question was asked about Amalgamation and the people of Cambridge were 80 per cent against Amalgamation, It would be Political Suicide for any of these Councillors to say they were for Amalgamation, I am hearing a lot now about Proportional Government, where they get rid of Mayors and Councillors and have reprsentation that goes up to the Region to look after us, lets face it the Regional Government is here to stay…I do not want to amalgamate but we have to look at new ways to conserve our tax dollars, and I would think that the Proportional form of Government is worth looking at, when the Townships have 9000 people and one vote up at the Region, and Cambridge has 140 thousand people and only 3 votes up at the Region, We have to ask ourselves, where is the Fairness in that….some reconstruction is needed at the Municiapal level we have way to many level of Government…..

  6. Hags August 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Les, great observations but there is something you’re missing. Canadians love government and look to it for answers. I read once that there is no country on the planet that has as many layers of government as ours. So, like me, you’re fighting a losing battle.
    Last the very nature of governemnt is to waste money. The formula works like this: more to spend= more wasted.
    Try cutting money to government even a little and you’ll see those working for it take to the streets to scream about the carnage that will occur if budgets are cut or even held.
    People have yet to recognize that government is not working for us but we are working for it. Pity.
    SO, we are looking for good roads,safe streets, clean water and un-congested traffic..but they are looking for light rail, bicycle lanes and theatres.

  7. les August 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Hags, you forgot, better benefits, bigger pensions, less working hours, more staff to do less with, and oh yes, plumb jobs if elected out of office.

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