Living in a city with no ambition

From this morning’s installment of newsletters in my mailbox, I read a short essay from 2008 called Cities and Ambition that brought up some uncomfortable emotions for me. The premise of the essay is that a great city sends a message of ambition to its residents and this message matters greatly. Now we could take […]

A communal response to bike theft

According to Facebook, the group Stolen Bikes of Windsor publishes approximately 6 posts a day. Bike theft is rampant in Windsor. And yet these thefts don’t make the news unless the situation is particularly damning. For this post, I’m not going to go into the factors that make bike thievery essentially a risk-free crime, but […]

What is the percentage representation of women of the City of Windsor’s Council, Advisory Groups, Agencies, Boards, and Committees?

Before I answer that question, let’s break down the numbers first. The City of Windsor has one mayor and ten councillors, each of whom represent a ward. City Council generally meets twice a month. Councillors sit on four standing committees that meets once a month. They are: 1. Corporate Services Standing Committee2. Development & Heritage Standing […]

‘We must speak with one voice’ is just another way to say ‘you must be silenced.’

The politics of the City of Windsor is in a dismal state. In Windsor, it is not good enough for the status quo to keeping on winning. Those who voice criticism or exercise their legal right to challenge decisions must be silenced so that the city can speak in a united voice. Those who suggest […]

Rebuilding from a Teardown

My last post wasn’t intended to be about the public viewing of a professional basketball game. I meant for that story to be an introduction to the related matter of the freedom of speech of Windsor BIAs in the larger context of how politics is currently in play in Windsor. And in that story I […]