Smarter spending
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Mar 20, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Smarter spending

Stratford Gazette

According to the dictionary, intelligence is defined as quickness of understanding.

The Festival Theatre has a decades-old tradition of no performances on Monday nights yet the bars and restaurants downtown don’t provided live entertainment  for the many tourists out looking around Monday evenings.

A store worker uptown has told me several times about tourists asking where there’s entertainment and he’s had to tell them there’s nothing ‘til the weekend. This is virtually glacier-pace understanding of how to complement the Festival. This past season it posted a deficit of $3.4 million.

Few cities in other countries would put $1.3 million a year into public housing then leave it so loosely supervised that there are ridiculous problems, including lunatics raving during sleeping hours. Not what the Residential Tenancies Act has in mind.

Speaking of your tax dollars, city hall shells out some $200,000 every month just as interest on the city’s huge debt. If the intelligentsia at the university campus could come up with a way to erase this burden it would be helpful.

Stratford could then have some chance to being able to afford a new police station within a puppy’s lifetime.

Murray Scott


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