Let me spell it out to you downtown. THERE WON'T BE ANY TAXPAYERS LEFT IN 20 YEARS. So what is your solution to the problem? It won't matter if it's the right move or wrong move if you don't make a move to do something. I have been considering a move for a while now and I can tell you that entertainment and active lifestyle facilities are playing a major role in my decision.
Most large stadiums in the country are shut down for 3-4 months of the year. A facility here can be used March to November for soccer leagues, minor football, AUS football, lacrosse, a quality track and field facility, auto shows, sport events, occasional concerts, etc. A CFL team would obviously be the major tenant but to think that many other groups and sports wouldn't benefit from a top facility.
I completely agree with this. We can't afford anything in this region because tax dollars are drying up from population leaving for greener pastures and our aging residents. How about we build something to draw people here, to give them another possible reason why they would choose Halifax instead of another location to move. The whole concept of not moving forward for fear of something not working is obviously not working.
Maybe we should ask for a receipt from the purchase of the Christmas tree because I'm hearing it cost a fair bit more than what was said by our Councillor. That would be a great spot for the fact checking to begin.
Next year when the lovely talking tree is taken out of it's 9 month hibernation, there will not be the tree talking hooplah. It won't be the talk of social media. Let's see how much is raised next year before calling it a success.
Also I would like to point out that trying to contact Mr. Johns about anything in his district and getting a response or result is much the same as beating your head against the wall. Add to the fact Mr. Johns leads the league (city hall) in absentee stats. http://www.thecoast.ca/RealityBites/archives/2015/02/10/here-are-last-years-city-council-attendance-records
I look forward to the next election to see how the voters will react to the quality of Mr. Johns work and the decisions he has made for the people he represents. I suspect an updated resume will be in order.
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