On Tuesday, my time management may have taken a back seat to my curiosity when it came to a council meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The regional council were debating a report filed to them from the ownership group trying to bring a 10th CFL franchise to the region. They had a stadium size, a proposed site and some preliminary ideas on financing the stadium.
So there I was watching the back and forth with councillors and city administrators debating the merits of the CFL, a team, a stadium and the money it may take to get the whole thing done.
After several minutes… ok it was about an hour, they voted. 15-0 in favour of going to the next stage which is a much more thorough look at the entire plan, right down to funding models.
There were councillors clearly in favour, councillors much more hesitant and even some who would have voted no, but were swayed to get more info before rejecting the proposal.
My take away, if Halifax is going to get a team, they have a dedicated and diverse group of opinions on council who clearly have Halifax as the number one priority, not a team or a league.
They’re going to do this the right way if they do it at all.