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2010 grade: D
2009 grade: C

Number One: Peter Lund is a nice guy. Number Two: I’m still waiting for him to make a significant contribution to council. He only gets graded for one of those things.

I find Lund interesting, in that his professional background as an environmental engineer tells him he should be advocating one way, but his natural inclinations as a no-nonsense conservative tell him he should be advocating another. So he just splits the difference and does no advocating at all.

But Lund will have to work through that inner conflict and soon make a stand one way or the other on the controversial proposal for a “connector road” from St. Margarets Bay to the 103, near Tantallon. Perhaps then I’ll have more to say.

The other issue of note for Lund was his support of “tax reform.” To be sure, much of his district, including the uber sprawl of Kingswood and Lund’s own oceanfront house in Tantollon, natch, would see big tax cuts under “tax reform,” but the most put-upon part of the district, the old Black Loyalist community of Upper Hammonds Plains, would’ve seen its taxes more than doubled, on average. It’s not a popular opinion in the new cutthroat world, sure, but I think we ought judge politicans, and societies, by how they treat those with least.


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