Like many others have, I’ve accused Councillors of being tone deaf on these sorts of issues that are completely within their control to remedy. Why is it that they try to ignore us?
I have a theory.
I think they ignore us for as long as possible because they don’t really want to be seen as reacting to feedback about their own behaviours. You got a problem with people in Public Works or the HSR or the Planning Department, bring it on. We’re all ears. You got a problem with me, keep it to yourself.
So, fellow Hamiltonians, here’s the lesson we’re supposed to learn. Feedback about issues related to people other than Councillors is welcomed. Feedback on changes you’d like Councillors to make themselves. Put it in a letter and leave off the postage. That way it’ll be like you never really said it.
The Graham Crawford Show, with your host Graham Crawford
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