For thine is her kingdom, the power and the glory….

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For some Environmentalism has become the new religion, and Aurora’s Mayor Phyllis Morris hasn’t wasted any effort in trying to convince everyone she is Aurora’s savior.

 

A couple years back she was championing the non-issue of the right to hang clotheslines.
This week Morris was able to get her spin machine to get a headline complete with photo in the Toronto Star:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/833928–developer-charged-in-razing-of-118-moraine-trees?bn=1

When it comes to phony tree advocates Phyllis is Aurora’s equivalent of Joe Pantalone, the deputy mayor of Toronto who led the fight to save a Norway Maple a retired city of York couple wanted to remove from their property, since the tree had infiltrated their house and caused thousands of dollars of damage.

But when the same Norway Maples popped up in Etobicoke he led the order to kill them calling them an “invasive species.”
( http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=143559 )  proving that Toronto’s draconian tree bylaw is being applied inconsistently and on a most selective basis

Mayor Morris has proven that this is no different here in Aurora under her term of office.

Awhile back I commented on the incredible hypocrisy that our mayor and council has shown in applying the town’s tree bylaw:

http://christopherwatts.posterous.com/hypocrisy-doesnt-fall-far-from-the-tree

There is no doubt in my mind that there are similar infractions that have yet to come to light, but under the non existent transparency and accountability it would most likely require filing an F.O.I. request with the town to be certain.

From an Environmental standpoint Aurora has been lacking true leadership since Phyllis joined council.

Leadership has to do with direction. Management has to do with the speed, coordination and logistics in going in that direction.

WORKERS are no doubt chopping their way through the forest, while MANAGERS are coordinating, making sure the tools are sharp, etc.

It takes a LEADER to climb a tree and shout “Wrong forest!”

To which Phyllis would no doubt shout back “Be quiet! We’re making progress!”

Talk about barking up the wrong trees

 

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2 thoughts on “For thine is her kingdom, the power and the glory….

  1. In the picture from the Star the mayor looks as confused as Wendy Gaertner trying to figure out when the Remembrance Day ceremonies take place.

    Lots of spin in the article…not surprising.

  2. You don’t need a Freedom of Information request to determine this was a political and isolated charge. The owners of the old Mike Evans home that has applied to convert it to a Montessori School, (sorry don’t know the address, but 2 buildings north of my office) cut down about a dozen or more trees in the spring. The best part is most where not even on their property! Mayors response – she emailed a copy of the noise bylaw to the residents?? (but forgot to send us a whistle and badge to charge them ourselves) Thanks for coming out oh illustrious one.

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