Often times as we attend functions around town,people will approach and begin a conversation about local issues.
I like that; it shows that people are engaged in what’s happening in our City.
This weekend , I was asked why the Police Chief decided he’d had enough of Hamilton and decided to pack it in when his contract expires .
That’s a rather large assumption, I told the gentleman.
Sometimes, people take on a task, fulfill their mandate and move on to other challenges.
That may be difficult to understand here in Hamilton .
We have public servants who hang around for 20 to 25 years in some cases.
Having the same people in the same jobs with the same ideas precludesÂ new blood with new ideas and that can be a hindrance Â Â to progress.
For all we know, the PoliceÂ Chief may have decided the day he took the job that it would only be a fiveÂ year committment.
There’s an old political axiom that says that it’sÂ wiser to leave when you’re on top of your game, rather than overstay your welcome andÂ haveÂ people wonder when you’re going to leave.
That may be Â what guided the Chief’sÂ decision.
I thinkÂ we’d all benefit if a few more people in governmentÂ Â made the same choice.