I was surprised to learn this week that there are ‘informal’ discussions going on about alternatives to Hamilton’s LRT plan.
We know that there are six strong supporters of LRT on Council and so far, only two confirmed opponents of the plan; the rest of Council are still sitting on the fence, which is troubling in and of itself.
But who is holding these ‘ informal discussions, and with whom are they talking ?
I don’t remember any Council directive to seek alternatives to the existing plan, so if there’s a backroom attempt to revamp LRT or scuttle LRT, I think those Councilors owe it to taxpayers to be a little more forthright with taxpayers.
Maybe the more important question though is, who are these Councilors talking to ?
Are we to assume that someone at Metrolinx or someone at Queens Park is in dialogue with the LRT dissidents ?
The overriding problem here seems to be that we’re getting mixed messages from too many people on this issue.
I hate to draw the analogy, but it’s the stadium debate all over again.
We elect these people to make tough decisions, not to keep kicking an issue down the road because you’re afraid to take a stand.
C’mon Councilors , we don’t need a referendum or a compromise plan; we need you to do your job !