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 […]

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 […]