Originally Posted by ozonemania
No, clearly you're the one that doesn't understand. If this politician were doing things exactly the way you wanted, then you'd have no problem him doing what he wants. I think your hatred for this man is clouding your judgement.
Give me some examples of great civic politicians that do everything that everyone else tells them to and doesn't follow the platform they were elected on.
I suggest a Civics 101 course is in order. It is a foolish politician who doesn't take the public's views into account, especially at the civic level. Similarly, it is a foolish politician indeed who takes a sneering tone against "owners". They might want to consult who actually turns out to vote on election day.
Nobody is asking the mayor to "do everything that everyone else tells them to.." However, if the process become a sham railroading of an agenda, what they will ensure is that voters who stayed home last time will turn out at the polls to protest the city ramming stuff down their throats without meaningful consultation. BTW, did Vision actually campaign on the specifics of the STIR program?