Weeknote 6, 2021

I’m going to break from tradition a bit and recap bearing witness to the muderclowns handling our pandemic to the end of this post because I’m going to try to make this weekly update a little less of a downer. §1 Is my voice “diverse”? This City of Windsor press release headline that makes me …

Will Windsor Works Work?

The City of Windsor’s Economic Development Strategy passed last Monday and of course it did because who could be against improving economic development? As we wait to see what form the Special Delivery Unit that will implement the Strategy will take, I want to bring to your attention this thread from Melinda Munro who suggests …

Weeknote 4, 2021

§1 The Safety Insights Dance Earlier this week, I took a closer look at the recent deal between The City of Windsor and Ford Mobility Canada in a post called Safety Insights, Data Privacy, and Spatial Justice. §2 Trying to save their reputation, instead of lives We have long passed the point in which we …

Safety Insights, Data Privacy, and Spatial Justice

I am a supporter of OpenMedia which is “a community-driven organization that works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free”. This morning, I filled out the OpenMedia Privacy Act Survey which has been adapted from the Canadian Department of Justice’s 50-Question Survey (open until February 14th). Here are some questions that it asks: 5. …

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 …

Taking Suggestions Instead of Making Change

Despite the fact that the post curiously doesn’t use the words #blacklivesmatter, I like the text that introduces the Windsor Black Lives Matter Questionnaire from the Mayor’s Facebook post. I also appreciate the fact that it tells us that the questionnaire closes July 10th. I do not like the wording of the introduction from the …