If city hall is ready for the wrecking ball because it is 50 years old, why move city hall to other proposed structures that are also 50 years old and older? In my opinion, people will see a new city hall as was stated a few years ago, "Judge O'Briens dream court." Whether it be raising fines, court costs, utilities, loss of public services or whatever people wouldn't be getting off scott-free.
There was nothing wrong with Commissioner Waddington taking a poll. Shouldn't people have opinions and concerns about city owned property? From the tone of a recent letter it's like the commissioners should shove the marina project down peoples throats, move city hall and say Amen. That's not what we elect and pay commissioners for. Like Mr. Crandall says, "It's too big a project to not go to the the ballot." If the majority is for it then they have spoken. If the majority is not for it, let them enjoy the waterfront and the beauty that nature has given it and there's plenty of room to expand city hall.
Commissioner Waddington represents all the people, including the working class and the poor class. He was instrumental in trying to save 200 workers jobs at Athol, which are scheduled to be gone by the end of December. Also, in keeping Victory Kitchen's doors open so the less fortunate can have a hot meal.
No, it's not unfortunate that we have Commissioner Waddington. It's unfortunate that we have people who badmouth people like Mr. Waddington.