I read with interest the enthusiasm that Councillor Fran
Caldarelli has for eliminating graffiti in Ward 10. What
surprised me though was that she admitted to only becoming
aware of the problem within the past few weeks. The graffiti
has been there for months, and in some cases over a year. I
know because I see it every day. Where has she been?
When she does decide to do something about it, if you can
call it that, she decides that exploring options and having
meetings are the way to go. This is ridiculous. It's graffiti
for goodness sake, just fix it. I agree that it has to be dealt
with, but I don't agree that we need to "study" the problem to
death in order to fix it.
This is the type of thing that has to stop. We have a
councillor who decides after two plus years on the job, and
with elections just around the corner, that this is the most
pressing issue that she must deal with? Where was she when our
taxes went up, when user fees were imposed and expanded, where
was she when questions needed to be asked about deals the city
was getting into with private businesses?
We don't need a committee to solve this problem. We need
direction to staff to get it fixed without the needless hoopla.
Candidate, Ward 10