Published on April 9, 2009 12:17 AM by dbo.
The day after the fallout from the lack of a positive thought on two stadium proposals to improve the City of Ottawa and plans to study the issue more by a city committee, more frustration is vented from citizens of Ottawa.
City manager Kent Kirkpatrick states the additional study plans were known to the stadium players. Despite their frustration, neither group is ready to pull their proposal as a result of the potential for delays and indecision. Feeling that the situation has been studied to death, each group would like the city to set a direction and enter into detailed negotiations on the project. Slamming city council on their indecision, four Ottawa Sun sports reporters express their opinions on the matter. In another editorial, Walter Robinson believes the answers are already known. Meanwhile, citizens of Ottawa get their two cents in on the issue and latest developments.
The Ottawa City Council and city staff have been taking a beating over the rate of progress on making a decision. They are doing their due diligence that is expected from elected officials. Politicians who rabidly back capital projects at first site without looking at the price tag are more dangerous. While it has taken a long time, no decision would be the only bad decision council could make, effectively allowing the current opportunity to slip away with the understanding it may never appear again.