Seems like Councillor David Chernushenko is making some waves outside of council too. After having moving an on the fly motion at the first council meeting to compensate cyclists and walkers for their “transportation” costs which raised the eyebrows of many people, he has now made another statement that have worried some business people in his ward.
Mr. Chernushenko recently was given five minutes at the Glebe BIA to say a few words. During the seventeen minutes he took for his five minute speech, he suggested that he would like to see bike lanes incorporated onto Bank Street through the Glebe. Would that displace street parking a few Glebe business owners were left wondering? The councillor did not elaborate.
His theme was YIMBY, Yes In My Back Yard, a play on the popular acronym (NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard). Many business owners are fearful that Mr. Chernushenko is so focused on his green ideas that he is not taking into account what is already in his backyard and he is ruffling some feathers.
It’s important that the Glebe councillor remember that many businesses in his ward rely on COMBY, Clients Outside My Back Yard