Weeknote Oct 27 – Nov 2 2020

The next city council meeting is November 9th. The agenda is 643 pages long. I have not read this document, but here are somethings that caught my eye when I skimmed it: There’s a city response to a council question from 2019 about payday loan establishments. I learned that some cities have established buffer areas …

Weeknote Oct 20 – Oct 26 2020

On Tuesday, October 20th we learned that the Ford government intends to remove the ability for a municipality to use ranked ballots. I’m a bit gutted about this. There is still time to register for a 60 minute session on Monday October 26 at 7:30pm from Unlock Democracy about the success of Ranked Ballots in …

A city with a strategic plan is the goal

It’s a cliché but a goal without a plan is a wish. If that’s the case, the City of Windsor is a city of wishful thinking. Tonight I spent a little time re-reading The City of Windsor’s 20 Year Strategic Vision just to remind myself if it still holds up as the weakest and the …

Weeknotes, Sept 22 – Sept 28 2020

There’s a City Council Meeting today at noon. The agenda is pretty light. It includes the question of whether used clothing bins be regulated by the city and potential relief from 2019 property taxation due to extreme poverty and/or sickness. While the agenda is light, there are nine delegates lined to up to speak to …

Weeknotes, Sept 15 – Sept 21 2020

On Monday, September 15th, City Council held a meeting. Unfortunately, the archived video is not time-stamped, which means it is very difficult to find out, for example, Did measure 8.17 about city support of community gardens pass? [Answer: yes and you can hear so at the 1:49 mark] My colleague, Carina Luo is Geospatial Data …