Weeknotes, Sept 8 – Sept 14 2020

Items of note from last week’s news: LaSalle to construct bike lockers at select bus stops – Windsor Star, September 7, 2020 Privacy, community trust, equity a concern after Windsor police access COVID-19 database, CBC Windsor, September 8, 2020 “A Crown witness in a lengthy gun trafficking trial repeated earlier assertions of “dirty cops” on […]

Weeknotes, August 25 – August 31

Last Monday, City Council met. These media stories came from the outcomes of that meeting: City Looking to Replace Some Vehicles Windsor Council Approves $550k to Begin Civic Plaza Project City Council Cancels 2020 Open Streets Windsor Event Council softens blow for Baseline Road residents facing ‘crazy’ sewer costs Ward 2 councilor ‘hopeful’ for solutions […]

Weeknotes, August 11 – August 17

On August 14th, civic activist (civic influencer?) Dave Meslin shared some of the work from his latest project: a Municipal Democracy Index, “ranking Ontario’s largest cities based on a series of quantifiable metrics related to how power is shared / distributed and the degree to which local democracy is accessible, responsive and representative…” Dave Meslin […]

Windsor is not the 4th most ethnically diverse city in Canada so stop saying it

There is oft-made claim from the Mayor’s office that Windsor is the fourth most ethnically diverse city in Canada. But no one can find the data that backs up this statement. Citation Needed Out of curiosity, I checked the Wikipedia entry for Windsor, Ontario to see what they say about this matter and unfortunately it […]

Notes on The Report of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission: The Windsor Police Service and The Windsor Police Services Board

On August 7th (Friday), the Report of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission: The Windsor Police Service and The Windsor Police Services Board was made public : (PDF or HTML). Over the weekend, I gave the report a read and found these points particularly interesting to me: From the section, The Fairness of Promotional Processes (p. […]