Saturday, March 22, 2008

The minor details

Francis's Fund

Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr credits the fund with drawing two university campuses downtown as well as stimulating residential and commercial development, attracting new businesses and forging public-private partnerships. However, the city had to embark on a lengthy public consultation process with voters as well as councillors who initially balked at the notion of increasing spending.

"It was controversial," said Zehr.
In Windsor, we just skip all the preliminaries and go right to the spending part.