May 7 GPC Early Thoughts

There is an odd assortment of items on the GPC agenda for Thursday and I’m sure a number of them will prompt significant conversation by members. Because the bridge and the sexy topic of marijuana are on the agenda, I’m sure the big media guys will  be there to get their shots of the action and also interview Mayor Helps afterwards.

So what do we think is going to happen? Continue reading May 7 GPC 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 9 GPC Early Thoughts

Because tomorrow’s GPC meeting is a “special” meeting (e.g., not originally scheduled back when the city set its 2015 meeting schedule) it starts at 12:30pm instead of the usual 9:00am. The focus of the meeting tomorrow is for Council to consider public input on the draft financial plan and draft strategic planContinue reading April 9 GPC Early Thoughts

April 2 GPC Early Thoughts

There are some interesting items on the GPC agenda tomorrow, nothing unique mind you as it all looks like a hodge podge of items that were supposed to be talked about last week or have been in the works for a while now. My guess is that it will be a quick meeting but you never know.  Continue reading April 2 GPC Early Thoughts

March 26 GPC Summary & Observations

Instead of rehashing the mind numbing brain pain of yesterday’s meeting in all its glory, I have written about the meeting I would have held instead. If you want some additional context for yesterday’s meeting that occurred, please check out my Early Thoughts that were published on Wednesday.

Here is the actual meeting video as well if you feel the need.

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March 26 GPC Early Thoughts

There are some big items on the agenda for tomorrow’s Governance and Priorities Committee meeting. Going on past practice mind you, I’m sure the meeting will done with quite quickly. Yay due diligence! Continue reading March 26 GPC Early Thoughts

March 12 GPC Summary & Observations

It was about 3 hours of meetings this morning for the #vicgpc – and good news, the Granicus video system is working again. As I anticipated in my Early Thoughts, many items got passed through in the consent agenda and discussion on both the Johnson Street Bridge and the Wastewater treatment proposal was really superficial and high level. Of note is that the large schwack of minute meetings that were approved have yet to be uploaded to CivicWeb.

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March 12 GPC Early Thoughts

There is an assortment of items on the agenda for GPC tomorrow. First up is adoption of a whole schwack of meeting minutes which seems to be poor form because typical meeting practice is that you adopt the minutes from the previous meeting at your current meeting. On the agenda tomorrow is adoption of 10 sets of GPC minutes ranging from February 2 – February 26.

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