More about the dropping the CWG bid after I bleach out my eyes from watching that little smug troll Bruce Devenne taking "personal credit" for destroying the games.
I'd rather take this time to talk about our dear leader Mayor "Windsock" Kelly.
Famous for taking the stand of least resistance, he outdid himself over the last 48 hrs.
I think he suddenly realized that the CWG were going to take vision and courage, and lacking either, he panicked.
Let's look at the time-line of events, shall we?
-He is made aware of a new $1.3b budget, and given assurances that it could be reduced to $1b in a week.
- Don Mills challenges Mayor Windsock in public to stand up for the CWG.
Later that night
- Windsock calls emergency Council Meeting.
-He then calls a press conference to follow WITHOUT informing council.
- Council meets, Windsock puts forward a motion to defeat the games
- Councilors never shown economic impact report
- Appears the majority of council will agree to wait to the scheduled review day
- Provincial Press Release "mistakenly" released just in time to render Council's decision moot
- Sensing the "shell game" that has just occured and that proper procedure and democracy are defeated by Windsock, several members rightfully leave
- Windsock has press conference, pounds on podium, and rants about Don Mills.
- Continues to quote $1.7b bid, knowing full well other options were available
-Nothing has changed in HRM
Why did Windsock find it necessary to move the review date forward?
Why did he act as a dictator and throw proper procedure and democracy out the window?
It must be comforting to the members of council to know that the tough decision was being taken out of their hands, and that Windsock was good enough to schedule a press conference the night before to announce "their" decision.
I have voted for Peter Kelly in every election, and disregarded those who called him a "caretaker" or a "mayor without vision".
But now I realize that the only vision he has, is how to keep his path to re-election clear.
Well, I think he'll be surprised how much of an issue, his idea of vision is, in the next election.
Bravo to the ones brave enough to leave!
More on them later.