In light of the ongoing discussion on the topic of how the city can best achieve its vision of being The Best Place to Raise a Child, and The Hamiltonian's belief that our council is facing a crucible in this matter, we asked Mayor Bratina the question below. His answer is posted verbatim.
Mr. Mayor: as Head of Council, can you offer any explanation as to why most councillors
seem to have opted not to provide their thoughts and insights into the question we posed to The Virtual Panel and to them (which we recognize that you answered)
on The Best Place to Raise a child. What advice might you have for the
councillors who have not engaged?
Members of Council are free to choose whether they want to participate in such
exercises and are not required to provide justification. We are all I believe
trying to make good decisions that support this goal however we may feel about
the efficacy of or even the need for such a slogan.
Bob Bratina, Mayor.