Reader challenges mayor's resolve

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

I am writing this letter to express my complete and utter amazement at Mayor Di Ianni's response in last week's piece entitled, "I resolve to..."

Although the first two responses from Mr. Woodsworth and Mr. McMeekin could perhaps be viewed as slightly ambiguous, at least they were honorable and furthermore perhaps Mr. McMeekin's resolution "...to focus more selectively on things important and less on the trivial" will assist in the curtailment of any future recreance.

However, Mr. Di Ianni's 2006 New Year's Resolution evokes a very different reaction from me.

Mayor Di Ianni stated "I resolve to help the community of Flamborough and provide good government for the city. I hope to keep taxes in line, so people aren't overextended, while making sure our needs are met." This contrived resolution is rife with dichotomies and oxymorons; they include community/city, taxes/need and good government.

How will you help the former "community" of Flamborough Mr. Mayor Di Ianni, and at the same time provide good government? While pondering your dilemma please remember what Bob Bratina had to say on November 16, 2005 when he stated "Hamilton is spending beyond its means and is too big to manage." and the city is "living outside its boundaries" Will you reduce the mill rate to offset the forecasted tax increases due to the Current Value Assessment, or is the city's need more important than our burgeoning tax base?

I challenge you, Mr. Di Ianni, to come to Flamborough and detail how you plan to provide "good government" for the remaining 10 months of your term. I will personally organize the event and provide you the forum. I await your response.

Bill West

Reader challenges mayor's resolve

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

I am writing this letter to express my complete and utter amazement at Mayor Di Ianni's response in last week's piece entitled, "I resolve to..."

Although the first two responses from Mr. Woodsworth and Mr. McMeekin could perhaps be viewed as slightly ambiguous, at least they were honorable and furthermore perhaps Mr. McMeekin's resolution "...to focus more selectively on things important and less on the trivial" will assist in the curtailment of any future recreance.

However, Mr. Di Ianni's 2006 New Year's Resolution evokes a very different reaction from me.

Mayor Di Ianni stated "I resolve to help the community of Flamborough and provide good government for the city. I hope to keep taxes in line, so people aren't overextended, while making sure our needs are met." This contrived resolution is rife with dichotomies and oxymorons; they include community/city, taxes/need and good government.

How will you help the former "community" of Flamborough Mr. Mayor Di Ianni, and at the same time provide good government? While pondering your dilemma please remember what Bob Bratina had to say on November 16, 2005 when he stated "Hamilton is spending beyond its means and is too big to manage." and the city is "living outside its boundaries" Will you reduce the mill rate to offset the forecasted tax increases due to the Current Value Assessment, or is the city's need more important than our burgeoning tax base?

I challenge you, Mr. Di Ianni, to come to Flamborough and detail how you plan to provide "good government" for the remaining 10 months of your term. I will personally organize the event and provide you the forum. I await your response.

Bill West

Reader challenges mayor's resolve

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

I am writing this letter to express my complete and utter amazement at Mayor Di Ianni's response in last week's piece entitled, "I resolve to..."

Although the first two responses from Mr. Woodsworth and Mr. McMeekin could perhaps be viewed as slightly ambiguous, at least they were honorable and furthermore perhaps Mr. McMeekin's resolution "...to focus more selectively on things important and less on the trivial" will assist in the curtailment of any future recreance.

However, Mr. Di Ianni's 2006 New Year's Resolution evokes a very different reaction from me.

Mayor Di Ianni stated "I resolve to help the community of Flamborough and provide good government for the city. I hope to keep taxes in line, so people aren't overextended, while making sure our needs are met." This contrived resolution is rife with dichotomies and oxymorons; they include community/city, taxes/need and good government.

How will you help the former "community" of Flamborough Mr. Mayor Di Ianni, and at the same time provide good government? While pondering your dilemma please remember what Bob Bratina had to say on November 16, 2005 when he stated "Hamilton is spending beyond its means and is too big to manage." and the city is "living outside its boundaries" Will you reduce the mill rate to offset the forecasted tax increases due to the Current Value Assessment, or is the city's need more important than our burgeoning tax base?

I challenge you, Mr. Di Ianni, to come to Flamborough and detail how you plan to provide "good government" for the remaining 10 months of your term. I will personally organize the event and provide you the forum. I await your response.

Bill West