City Council’s propensity for procrastinating on tough decisions reared it’s ugly head again this week.
Let’s be clear on this; nobody has the moral high ground on this issue.
Councilor Merulla’s motion to re-affirm Council’s support for the billion dollars for LRT was unnecessary and purely political.
Clearly, it was intended to flush out the skeptics and non-supporters of LRT and he certainly accomplished that goal.
Some of the Councilors who developed cold feet on the LRT file are responding to negative feedback from constituents, or so they say.
LRT is a complex issue and there is never unanimous support on big ticket items and invariably , only those who oppose an idea take the time to call or e mail their Councilor.
But if Councilors are just going to vote based on negative e mails or phone calls, we may as well fire the bunch of them, save a few million dollars in salaries and expense accounts and just do phone polls to decide City issues.
This isn’t about the merits of LRT, it’s about City Councilors behavior.
At some point, Councilors need to have the courage of their convictions, assuming they have courage and convictions.
We don’t need political posturing, we need leaders with vision and that seems to be in short supply on this Council .