Farley Hammerton. January 26, 2013.
The citizens of Hamilton were shocked by The Hamilton Spectator’s coverage of 32 public works department employees under investigation. The apparent misuse of company time and property was a shock to the majority of people who hold city workers in high esteem. The road maintenance crew have an especially flawless reputation, that until recently, was untouchable.
As HammerInTheNews private investigator uncovered, things may have been much worse than expected. “I used several of my inside people to get a hold of these documents. By the looks of it, these employees planned LRT stops in front of their favourite pubs, their parents’ houses, and even a friend’s house on the escarpment.”
Though no one could be reached for questioning, our staff economist and mail boy says the extra stops would have cost the city upwards of $45,000,000. The impact of such a change would not only slow down the Light Rail Transit, but would jeopardize the likelihood of Hamiltonians getting LRT at all.
As several councillors are cooling to the idea, given the annoying ‘wooshing’ noises light rail makes, an extra $44 million and an illogical route could push them over the edge.
While we all wait for the City to decide the fates of these employees, perhaps it’s time to discuss extra stops at popular taverns. I know, for one thing, they would have one vote in this office.
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