The downtown sinkhole has finally been filled, but another watermain break has occurred causing another sinkhole, this time at Oxford Road, west of Proudfoot Lane. In other news, representatives from Ambassador London, with the support of London's chief administrative officer Jeff Fielding, are asking for $940,000 over the next two years - sans a concrete business plan - to "sell" London to the world. Last night council gave them $30,000 of your taxpayer dollars. According to Coun. Cheryl Miller, it's okay to beg for money without justification if you are volunteering your time to begin with:
Ferguson and other volunteers have raised more than $100,000. And while they need to develop a focused business plan, council should support them in that, Fielding said.Properly speaking, volunteers cease to become volunteers when their activities are funded by non-voluntary contributions from taxpayers.
You can't wish away reality and prudent people won't likely move to a city with yearly property tax hikes, increasing debt, crumbling infrastructure, low paying jobs and expensive arenas, unless there is an activist job awaiting them that is.