Imagine the agony of having to wait nine months to have your wish granted. Resident Linden Crain proposed a rainbow crosswalk in June 2021 and had to wait until March 14, 2022 for Council to unanimously approve the installation of one.
Amherstburg Councillor Donald McArthur said he was sorry it took so long and acknowledged, “The wheels of government can grind excruciatingly slowly at times.” Whose fault is that?
Compared to the very short timeframe in Ask And Your Wish Might Be Granted and Mayor DiCarlo’s lone decision to grant that wish and extend the River Lights, this did take some time.
All things being relative, I hold the record of waiting two years for a Routine Disclosure Policy, to date, and tolerating the ten years of silence from the Town of Amherstburg in response to my requests to make the library accessible.
But, it’s an election year and hey, if a crosswalk that cost the town nothing creates the appearance of inclusivity, everyone’s happy.