"For those who lean toward suggesting this is an unbalanced response from a small portion of our population, I would note that I'm unaware of ever seeing almost 2,441 people responding to any of our surveys, and this involves a higher response than we received on the question of whether to bring a casino to Kitchener or not," said Ward 9 Coun. Frank Etherington, who brought forward the motion.
City council drops Victoria Park statue project
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"This process was hijacked, so shame on us," Zehr said during Monday's meeting.
After an 8 1 vote by city council Monday night, the City of Kitchener will go no further with the proposal to erect 22 bronze prime minister statues in Victoria Park.
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They also asked the city to issue tax receipts to donors and take over maintenance of the statues once erected.
About 79 per cent of respondents said they didn't support the concept of building the statues, leading the majority of councillors to call a halt to the idea.
He took issue with a decision being based on the public input survey, without such things as a heritage assessment, detailed plan, and consultation with working and neighbourhood groups.
Proponents of the proposal first brought the idea to Kitchener city council last year. They said the project would cost more than $2 million,with the city covering $300,000 for the statue bases,landscaping and more.
comments from all those voters," Etherington said.
a motion asking Omega White Side Of The Moon that the city go no further with the project, which would have been largely funded with private dollars but was widely panned in an online survey.
their decision to go no further.
Zehr called the project a "$2 million gift to the city" and said the survey was meant to be only one piece of a larger process.
The project was intended to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, taking place in 2017.
Several thanked the proponents for their work on the project and praised the citizen leadership, but were unable to overlook the negative public opinion.
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