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June 27, 2012

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Ummm, there is NO enforcement of the 2hr restriction anywhere, certainly not in my neck of the woods.

It should be easy to find out whose car that is. Just look for a guy dressed like Batman.

IF they have a monthly pass and IF MacDonell lot is full then they have the right to park at a regular spot for the day. I was shocked when this was revealed to us, couldn't believe my ears really, and staff couldn't or wouldn't say how often this occurs and in how many spots. But it is obvious that in a cash grab, the city has given out way more permits than they have room for, and it is just another way that the customer and the merchant get screwed. Perhaps the Merc can do a little digging?

Ray:
I passed an anecdot about someone I knew who grew up in Hitler's Germany. Of course the Farbridge supporters proceeded to crap on me because they did not want to see the metaphor or maybe it was too deep for their limited mental facullties!! The point is that the Mayor has "free" public things that are paid for by the taxpayer. Free evenings at City Hall, Free skating in the winter, Free splash pads in the summer, the emphasis is on FREE. Got The Connection?
I hope so, but in case the Carein Karin supporters miss the point, we would be better of with Ray Mitchel as Mayor!

Ray Mitchell has more sense in his one head then the group of 8 would have if they had ten heads.

Scott! What happened re: the Diplomat?!

First, I read earlier this month about an application for $12K. OK. Presumably the owners are spending a lot of money. Next, I see Councillors have agreed to chip in as much as $404K - ??!!! Do I have that right??

Watch for post on this at
http://www.craigchamberlainonline.com

So, you really think that no-one in bylaws saw this car?
They saw it, they know who owns it and they are richer for that.
Sort of the way most things get done in this city.
Build an arena, get some cash.
Build a condo, get some cash.
Hold a festival, well, you can see where this is going.

Doug, you realize every time you say "get some cash" it means a lower tax increase? No one at City Hall gets their salary increased when they collect more taxes or parking fines. There are no bonuses or raises based on performance. Any increase to the City's revenue is a decrease to taxes.

And "cynic" you are comparing Guelph to a Nazi state? Really?

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