FULL DISCLOSURE - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA: "FULL DISCLOSURE
Good questions - we will try to find out- There is nothing free in life - the added funds is particularly galling PR
So now we know what the plans for the South Side of Colborne Street are.
I question if this could have been put together so quickly after the By-law to expropriate had been passed?
I question whether or not the Task force had this knowledge and knew that the parties involved intended to approach the City for funding?
Is that why the amendment to prevent parties from coming back for more money was defeated? Was the plan already in place?
Council wonders why people question their ideas and motives, it is because there is seldom full disclosure of what is going on behind closed doors
So the 11$ million deal, plus interest to be paid on the borrowed funds, plus all the additional costs, and now the request for us to fund part of it?
The list of spending is getting bigger, the cost will be borne by the taxpayers in next years budget, maybe someone on council can take the time to review all this spending and see what this is translating too, I am sure most taxpayers would like to know now what the anticapted cost to them of all these 'pre-election' goodies is going to cost.
With 'Full Disclosure' people will be able to make the right choices come 2010!!!
May O'Grady Brantford"