Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hamilton And The L.R.T.

When I decided to start another blog, one of the decisions I made was to not get on a political rant. Unfortunately, a certain news announcement has caused the hair on the back of my neck to stand on end.

It was recently announced that Hamilton was to be a part of the new "L.R.T." with a line stretching from MacMaster in the west end all the way to Centennial Parkway (Hy 20) in the east end. It is estimated that the the L.R.T. will cost in the neighbourhood of several billion (You read it right, billion) dollars. This cost also factors in Toronto and everywhere in between.

My problem with this is a number of things. If Hamilton city counsel is so anxious to spend taxpayers money on something, I have a few suggestions.

  1. Hamilton city streets - A recent poll was started by the Automobile Association called "The Worst Roads in Ontario" (or something to that effect) and Hamilton had a few streets on that list. How would it be that instead of "wasting" the money on another lame idea, Hamilton fixes its roads.

  2. Hamilton city sewers - Every time it rains to some extent, peoples basements flood causing thousands of dollars. Sewers back up onto roads, lawns, in the parks, etc., etc., etc. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the sewer system needs an overhaul.

  3. Hamilton water pipes - In the last 5 years, there has been at least 2 main water lines have burst due to the age of said pipes. Winter is coming up and I can't wait to see how many pipes are going to pop and create a giant roadside ice rink (Well, at least the roads will be useful for something).

That's just a quick list of "BETTER" things the money should be spent on.

Who am I to say though. I'm just a taxpayer who voted these people in. That's all.

1 comment:

Teena in Toronto said...

I live in downtown Toronto ... so the world doesn't exist past that. Sad but true. Ha!

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