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News and Notes from October 2019: At the latest council meeting I asked to separate the final vote on the Downtown Master Plan for discussion. The bulk of the discussion took place at the Corporate Development Committee earlier in October but since the release of the report there had been some questions online and I… Read more »

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News and Notes from September 2019: My Affordable Housing Reserve Fund motion passes 9-2 at council this month. I am so proud of this motion and want to thank staff from both Brant and Brantford who helped to refine the motion as well as those members of council who were vociferous in their support. The… Read more »

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News and Notes from August 2019: The biggest news of the month was from attending the AMO conference with Mayor Bailey and Council Members Bell, Gatward, MacAlpine and Miller.  A lot of very specific training for members of council as well as an opportunity to meet with Ministers and members of the Opposition parties provincially in… Read more »

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News and Notes from July 2019: At Community Services this month we learned that collisions are down 16% this quarter over last year at this time and that there have been no fatal collisions this year so far.  Great news and likely due to data-driven focused patrols which have also seen an increase in local… Read more »

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Hello again Ward 2, As we head into the summer months there has been a lot happening at the municipal level (kind of like every month so far). Our first ever Pride Week was a great success! It was an impactful week with events at the Paris Council Chambers, our local Public Library, Paris District… Read more »

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Hello Ward 2, What a month! Here are some highlights: • Our motion to “Tap The Brakes” was supported at council. This motion is designed to put a pause on new residential development applications for at least the next 12 months to help us catch up to infrastructure and planning needs in the longer term…. Read more »

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Hello Ward 2, This month all County of Brant candidates from the last election had the financial records from their campaign released. They sit on our County website and are often missed though available. I believe strongly in not just passive transparency but active transparency and open government. Here is the direct link to my… Read more »

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Hello Ward 2, I am hoping to focus on a few larger happenings from this month that have a larger effect on the County of Brant as a whole and are quite complex.  I’ll just be touching on these issues and if you ever want to have a conversation about them please feel free to… Read more »

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Hello again Ward 2, It has been a really enlightening month with a lot to report on for this update. Budget 2019: We finalized the budget which will see a modest 2.2% increase (less than the provincial inflation rate) while enhancing many services. A number of our comparator municipalities had larger hikes while needing to… Read more »

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Hello Ward 2, Month two on the job as one of your Ward 2 council members and it has been a whirlwind in many ways.   It has not been a sleepy post-election period partly due to a number of provincial issues that have been sent to the municipal level with tight timelines. A huge thanks… Read more »