I don’t know. Maybe I’ve been too hard on Mayor Sam Katz these days. I have been, according to at least one reader. I do recall awhile back asking people if and why they would vote for Katz again in October, should he decide to run. I didn’t get a single reply. Until now.
This Winnipegger thinks the world of Katz and sees a side to the mayor I must have missed. Here it is, uncut and un-edited:
I read your article on Sam Katez, but must say I totally disagree with your option of him. He has been a big improvement over the last few Mayors, with bringing Winnipeg into the 21st century. The new Football stadium, the Human Rights Museum, demolishing derelict buildings all over the city. He held back as long as possible the property tax increases, but we knew it would not last forever. He also has given the police of this city the money and resources they needed to improve our stolen cars problem, bust drug grow ups, capture and punish gang members, and don’t forget repro’ing their ill gotten gains for drug selling, etc. He has improved our Zoo, city parks, and outdoor pools and water pads, for kids all over the city.
The water problem is not necessary his fault, since he depends on the Water and Waste Managers to do their job properly, but he is on their asses to improve it more than they are trying to get away with.
Yeah, he has made some mistakes, and made some bad choices. But if you look at the really big picture, you can not get a better Mayor than Sam Katez for our city. I’d vote for Sam again for sure, especially since people like Judy Wasylycia-Leis is on the ballot, and everyone thinks she is the answer!! The Public forgets how her biggest idea is to raise taxes even more, to solve our infrastructure problem. When wait a minute, that’s what Selenger already did, and we don’t need any more huge tax increases! Most people are having trouble enough right now, to get by.
So before you start dissing our Mayor, look back and see the good he has done for all of us!!
A Very Loyal Winnipegger