I wasn’t in attendance at tonight’s council meeting earlier, but I was following the proceedings on Scoops live blog.
They dealt with the downtown arena ice time usage that the BIA was whining about a couple of weeks ago. Hurricane Sandy put a motion forward that prime season usage be in the Eddie Bush as of September. Councillor Hull attempted to put forward a motion on consulting BIA and other stakeholders first. Which was defeated. Hurricane Sandy’s motion was then passed.
I might be a little dense but how exactly do you make the above happen? Let’s say I am a potential user group and I phone up the town and request to rent ice time specifically in the new arena. Does the town tell me sorry you have to rent Eddie Bush? I’ve never heard anything so stupid in my life. If I was a user group I would tell the town to shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. Because my obvious first choice will be the brand new facility we just paid $7 million for. This town council continues to make a dogs hind leg of this recreation file; and as a matter of fact every file that it puts its incompetent hands on.