Charters asserts that the Trust has received no city subsidies, seemingly dismissing the gravity of contigious losses over the last four years, that present at the feet of Hamilton taxpayers.
Clr. Farr stated that "we all want scrutiny", which strikes us with a degree of irony, given that the 10 questions we asked of the Hamilton Waterfront Trust, and asked Clrs Farr and Jackson to help facilitate answers to, remain largely unanswered. (see them here)
The Spectator's coverage did not name The Hamiltonian although it refers to two web sites that are " tracking the trust". Presumably one being The Hamiltonian. The fact remains that key questions we are asking on behalf of Hamiltonians related to The Hamilton Waterfront Trust remain unanswered. To the extent that anyone from the HWT or council have found these questions plaguing, the simple remedy is to provide honest and straight forward answers to them.
We remain non judgmental as to the operations of The Hamilton Waterfront Trust, however the refusal to provide answers to questions Hamiltonians are entitled answers to leaves us to wonder about the reasons for doing so, and leaves us to conclude that Mayor Bratina was right to ask questions of the Trust on behalf of Hamilton taxpayers.
Perhaps the key question that remains is whether we should continue to entrust the Trust to turn things around to achieve at least a break even point, or look at a different stewardship configuration.
Thoughts welcome. Please note that only respectful comments will be posted.