Keep It Simple Stupid.
This recent AM 800 poll says it all. Hopefully City Councillors are paying attention. Forget the big ticket "legacy" items and focus on the basics.
Every time Council gets the urge to spend on big ticket items, they should drive to Ouellette and Riverside and view the current herd of white elephants. Before we build anymore "beacons", ask yourself if the City really needs to own one of the most expensive restaurant locations in the county.
Fix the potholes, pave the roads, cut the grass, repair the sidewalks replace the sewers and pick up the garbage. Once we've actually mastered some or all of the above, then MAYBE we can look at spending the money burning a hole in Council's pocket or contemplate taking out a multi-million dollar mortgage on the City's future.