June 11 Council Summary & Observations

It was quite the Council meeting on Thursday night and not just because there was a big agenda. Lots of other things happened. There was one moment in particular that was especially bizarre and led to me getting up as part of the Public Hearing for 120 Gorge Road and saying to Council: “You should be better than this!”

It was simultaneously odd and appalling (video here).

So what all happened? Continue reading June 11 Council Summary & Observations

March 19 PLUC Summary & Observations

I got approached by Katie Hamilton, Director Citizen Engagement and Strategic Planning after the meeting. She first asked that I not tweet about staff, and then she sat down to ask how I was doing and inquire about my long term plans. She seemed  very nice and genuine but she caught me off guard and this led only to awkward rambly mumbles from my side.

It also made me forget what I wrote about her the other day.  Continue reading March 19 PLUC Summary & Observations

March 19 PLUC – Early Thoughts

It is a decently sized agenda for PLUC on Thursday, with a number of items that should warrant significant conversation. That said, I’m disinclined to think that much discussion will occur because staff involvement and guidance seem to have hit a new low this week – as evidenced in the abysmal level of supporting information available for big items. Continue reading March 19 PLUC – Early Thoughts