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

May 14 PLUC Summary & Observations

Can’t say I enjoyed the PLUC meeting this morning – I’m also not feeling well today, so that didn’t help. I did find it amusing though that staff were chatting amongst themselves beforehand about how they thought it would be a quick one. Council sure proved them wrong (1.5 hours) despite the short agenda. I even tweeted at one point:

PLUC Frustration

So what happened this morning? Here is the video if so inclined.  Continue reading May 14 PLUC Summary & Observations

May 14 PLUC Early Thoughts

The agenda for this week’s PLUC has lost one of it’s major projects since it was published last Thursday, but that’s ok because it’s less work for us to do. It is curious to note however that the item (a combined OCP amendment and rezoning on Caledonia)  was removed “as per applicant’s request”. I’m curious as to why?

So what else is on the agenda?

Continue reading May 14 PLUC Early Thoughts