It seems Mayor Katz and his cronies in EPC are willing to mortgage our future with extensive infrastructure improvements, incidentally, just before we go to the polls again next fall.
‘City plans to fix now, pay latter’ Bart Kives 3.12.13
Given the record of this so-called civic leadership and the continuing irrational waste, inexplicable over budget expenditures, and no doubt another Christmas party, citizens should be extremely cynical. After all it is only recently that this same group convinced those not paying attention that a tax freeze was a good idea.
However that is all sewage down the river, what Winnipeg needs is sane, honest and pragmatic leadership at city hall. A good start on that would be to stop the $600 Million extension to the bus corridor to the university and designate the curb lanes along that part of Pembina as bus only lanes. Not only would that save taxpayers $600 Million but would also improve bus service along that stretch of Pembina to the point the proposed bus corridor would offer only a few minutes advantage. I hate to harp, but $600 Million for a few minutes of slightly faster bus service….INSANE. Sanity, good planning and just plain honesty, uncoloured by personal political aspirations, is what Winnipeg needs, not more debt.