Captain, I see you as the lead Pro WH supporter on TiCats.ca, let me say you have battled hard throughout for your beliefs, be so clear that I do totally disagree with your take and I believe that if a deal between the City and TiCats can be reached it will come to us in the form of a heavy tax burden to all citizens. Those of us that live all over this once great City. I fully blame this on council and its lack of options for any other down town location; I believe you agree with that as well.
With leadership at City Hall we'd all be united and excited today about the future of the core and the TiCats, lack of leadership has not permitted that because it stubbornly and stupidly confused the brown field issues with the business of a stadium. So no matter what rabbit council may pull out of its hat their future needs to be in something else.
So in sprit of the question you ask, what heals? I'll quote from the TiCats information that states only 22% of ticket holders currently live in the lower city, that said what heals would be a ground swell of support by those who do not buy tickets,a ground swell of support by all those that will benefit by increased property values, a ground swell of support from other businesses that have just been awarded through default so many opportunities that truly are being awarded because of the 30 million dollars plus that Bob Young has spent to keep this football team in Hamilton. As we know without him there would be no team and without a team there would be no 100 million dollar Pam Am investment into West Harbour.
So Captain what heals? Support repayment and a plan would heal.
I personal challenge you as the lead, with all your resources shown every day on these forums to take on with the same passion the campaign as the leader of this cause and get those at ourcityourfuture.ca to realize that without Bob Young’s investment over the past years today’s debate would never have been.
I do not believe you can increase the TiCats attendance within this sector but at least take the stand and don’t ever forget to tell them that Bob Young is already 30 million into this.
If the West Harbour supporters do not support the stadiums possible and by City councils own words WANTED tenant, then this will be nothing more then a very pricey mop up of a small piece of this City.
PM me with your progress. After all taking a stand doesn’t end today, it’s up to passionate WH supporters like your self to try and save the 141 year old pride of MY city.
The only way this saves the City is if those who so passionately fought for it support the business of it.
I am counting and you and those in support of WH to make this work. I think thats only fair as well as healing.