April 30 PLUC Summary & Observations

It was interesting meeting this morning with a varied agenda. There were big complex projects up for discussion and there was also a number of other interesting policy issues that were discussed. Video of the meeting is hereContinue reading April 30 PLUC Summary & Observations

My 1st CRD Meeting

I decided to attend my first official CRD meeting this morning. I had been once before in 2014 when sewage had been on the table, and all I remember was that I kept yelling at then Director Fortin to use his mic. I was a bit better behaved today but only because I was sitting at their media table that also doubles as an agenda holding table. So what was on today?

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April 30 PLUC Early Thoughts

It is a decent sized agenda for Thursday with some interesting items. Continue reading April 30 PLUC Early Thoughts

April 23 GPC Summary & Observations

Have any of you watched the netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?  Throughout the GPC meeting yesterday I had the theme song from that show running through my head but with the word “impetuous” replacing “unbreakable”. If you watch a lot of Council like I do, you’d know what I mean and who all I’m referring to.

So what happened today? Video is here if you’re interested.  Continue reading April 23 GPC Summary & Observations

April 23 GPC Early Thoughts

It is a decent sized agenda for GPC tomorrow, including two delegations,  discussion on the 2014 Financial Statements and  finalization of the 2015 tax rates. All and all, I’m sure it will be quite political. So what do we have? Continue reading April 23 GPC Early Thoughts

April 16 Council Summary & Observations

It was a long night. Fascinating but long. I had to take Friday and Saturday off just to decompress from it all. The public portion of the meeting adjourned at 12:10am on Friday. My last bus from downtown also left at 12:10am which meant that I had to pay $10 to take a taxi home.

So what happened anyways? Continue reading April 16 Council Summary & Observations

April 16 PLUC Summary & Observations

For the first time in a while, this was a meeting that actually took up the time allowed to it – more even. Based on past practice I had assumed they would be done by 10am and had booked an appointment for 11am. Boy was I wrong as the meeting itself continued until nearly noon. Consequently, my Sunday afternoon was spent watching the remainder of it.  Continue reading April 16 PLUC Summary & Observations

April 16 Council Early Thoughts

Just some quick links and musings from my two hours I have to review what is on the agenda tonight for Council. First thing to note is that there a LOT of proclamations on the agenda: Continue reading April 16 Council Early Thoughts

April 15 Special Strategic Plan & Budget GPC

The fourth in a series of GPC meetings occurred this morning at 8am. Of note is that the same general agenda has been used for the past 4 days with some items added and some items removed (such as the council motion to prohibit sheltering in certain parks) as we’ve gone along. The focus of today (the third 8am meeting in a row) was to finalize proposed amendments to the draft strategic plan, and unlike with the proposed budget amendments, an update document was not provided on today’s agenda. This made things hard to track.  Continue reading April 15 Special Strategic Plan & Budget GPC

April 16 PLUC Early Thoughts

It is a big agenda for the PLUC meeting tomorrow. The last PLUC meeting was nearly a month ago on March 19th and so lots of applications have started working their way down the approval pipe.

What do we have tomorrow?

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