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Re: “Brad Johns

Someone needs to let Johns know he's bald and to cut off the combover. Seriously. Hard to take anyone seriously like that.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by vishnu1234 on 04/03/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Lorelei Nicoll

Nicoll's what's right with council - no, it's not flashy, and journalists can't write columns about the hard-nosed stuff she says, but the work gets done in the council locker rooms, not in public. She's smart enough to not embarrass people when trying to get her agenda pushed.

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by vishnu1234 on 04/03/2014 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Russell Walker

Walker's part of a broader trend - that suburban and rural councillors can float by, do next to nothing to make the city better, respond to requests to clean up dog poop, and nobody notices.

Urban councillors seem to have the wolves at their door all the time, looking for change, but these guys might as well hibernate for four years. A perfect example of why the city should be a city and the county should be a county - with 6-8 city councillors, Walker wouldn't last a month.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by vishnu1234 on 04/03/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Stephen Adams

Adams is in it for his next job. He either runs for the PC's provincially/federally next time, or gets hired by a developer or right-wing business lobby group he's been working for this whole time. Sad how predictable that is.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by vishnu1234 on 04/03/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Gloria McCluskey

Gloria needs to retire. She doesn't even read the material anymore. Staff seem baffled trying to answer her most of the time, because it's either off topic or plainly in the material what she's going on about.

Lovely woman who's done a lot for this city, but seriously Dartmouth you were foolish for re-electing her over a bunch of hard-working, motivated people.

39 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by vishnu1234 on 04/03/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “David Hendsbee

Hendsbee is an atrocious councillor. I don't think he's even aware there's a bigger picture than his riding. His laundry list of inane bullshit that staff aren't responding to is now starting to stretch past his allotted speaking time.

It's fine to be folksy, but sad that we live in a city where a guy who thinks about ducks on the Eastern Shore at the same time others are thinking about broad-level policy is electable.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by vishnu1234 on 04/03/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Matt Whitman

Whitman is by far the laziest councillor out there. If you notice, on the rare occasion he actually speaks, it's absolutely not about the substance of the issue but some fleeting thing he noticed.

While folks like Mason, Watts, Fisher, Nicoll and Rankin (problems aside) at least delve deep enough into the issues to maximize their speaking time, Whitman's out in a minute or less every single time.

He also uses his influences at city hall, the Greater Halifax Partnership, and other organizations to push this reverse networking cult bullshit. This is a guy looking to build a broader network, eventually build a credential he can make money off, and not a guy looking to delve into the depths of a regional plan or a budget.

107 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by vishnu1234 on 04/03/2014 at 8:40 AM

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