Monday, April 23, 2007

Ottawa Citizen - saving the lazy blogger

I meant to link to this article in the Ottawa Citizen by Randall Denley on Saturday, but life, sunshine and warm temperatures got in the way.

From the title to the content this pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter. We don’t need swagger, we need city governance – and firing the one guy who says it won’t work doesn’t really help all that much.

When we had to drain the municipal reserves just to make ends meet this year, I doubt we’ll be astonished, in a good way, by the services we receive but possibly by the crippling tax increase to ensure even the minimum of municipal works gets done. I wonder if that new idling bylaw going to council applies to the mayor as well?


Jan Triska said...

O'Brien seems to be more style than substance. He has a new approach to things and has adopted that gunslinger stance...but, that won't always help unravel the bad bureaucratic habits that have accumulated over the years. The city actually needs a ruthless mayor, just not an unnecessarily mean one.

joncormier said...

I think he confused "swagger" with "stagger."