Top of the evening everyone...
It has been a while since I have written. I do not know why the need to blog has just not been there of late.
On my mind these days....
You are hopefully aware that the City of Toronto has decided to allow open warfare on cyclists and pedestrians. If you are not aware of this, here is an article: Toronto Takes Action.
People have been getting killed. When this is reported on our local radio station's website, there is the usual motley crew of voices talking about how it is that cyclists are directly responsible for the problems in the Middle East and so on. Soon after the cyber-blame is laid, the actual facts of the event become known.
Thank God that the folks at City Hall have realized and responded to the problem. Mayor Tory has promised to kick in $13,000,000 to solve the safety problems in the city. Here is that article: Vision Zero Plan. The money comes from a surplus in the city's 2017 budget.
And no one has complained about this?!
I have the following questions.
1. If there was a surplus, why did property taxes go up as much as they did?
2. If there was a surplus, why was that money not refunded to the taxpayers forthwith?
3. Did it occur to anyone on City Council that if perhaps these steps towards safety, for which the money clearly exists, might have saved a life if they had been taken before people were killed? Why does it take a death, or deaths as the case may be, to cause the city to realize that safety is a worthwhile investment?
I am confused.
Have a good evening everyone.