A Few Things to Watch in 2022

The following are issues, stories and priorities that I am keeping my eye in 2022. If you want you may want to refer to my 2020, 2021 "Things to Watch" posts as I refer back to past posts at various points without linking. COVID-19 or is it 22? We are currently riding out Omicron praying … Continue reading A Few Things to Watch in 2022

Windsor Budget – 2022

Welcome back my friends. I made cookies but then I ate them all reading this budget. Before we begin you should probably refer to my 2019 Operational and Capital Budget and 2020 Part 1 -Operations , Part 2 ABCs and Part 3 - Capital. As each year's budget builds off the previous year's; reviewing what … Continue reading Windsor Budget – 2022

Census 2022 – New Maps!

Today, xmas comes early for nerds like me as Statistic Canada released the geography files and definitions for the 2021 Census. Although data won't be released until starting in February (schedule below) you can glean certain things from the changes in the mapping files particularly at lower geographic levels. A Census Dissemination Area (DAs) is … Continue reading Census 2022 – New Maps!

A Few Thoughts on Week 67

All good things come to an end First, you can hear my conversation with Mayor Darrin Canniff of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent or where ever you get your podcasts. This weeks episode will be a Season 2 wrap up that looks ahead to Season three and talks about the Patreon content you can expect over … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 67

A Few Thoughts: Adie Knox

TLDR Version This plan will close a pool and offer no guarantees that new facility will be built. $42 Million price tag is misleading over ~40% of that number is a buffer for construction cost, consultants and contingencies. Could be only a $26 Million investmentThere is still no community centre west of Huron Church Rd. … Continue reading A Few Thoughts: Adie Knox

A Few Thoughts on Week 65

The world we are in Before I dig in, this week on Council Conversation I spoke to Windsor Ward 8 City Councillor Gark Kaschak. Additionally this week United Way and the Windsor Essex Community Benefits Coalition released a report that I co-authored on right sizing community wealth building strategies for rural, small and mid-sized Cities. … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 65

A Few Thoughts on Week 64

Dog days of summer that hasn't started yet. How she lays after a evening walk to cool down This week on Council Conversations I was joined by Mayor Hilda MacDonald of the Municipality of Leamington. This week will feature a conversation with Windsor Ward 8 Councillor Gary Kaschuk. A new episode of Mean, Median and … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 64

A Few Thoughts on Week 63

You can listen to this week's episode of Council Conversations featuring Libro Credit Union President, CEO and Head Coach Stephen Bolton. This Thursday's episode features Mayor Hilda Macdonald of the Municipality of Leamington, so keep an eye for that! I popped up on CBC this week talking about Alleyways. I am actually doing some additional … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 63

A Few Thoughts on Week 62

Victoria Day! The latest episode of Council Conversations is available. This week I spoke with Mayor DeViet from Middlesex Centre, the last conversation in our sprint through London Middlesex! After the long weekend we return to the weekly release schedule with Libro Credit Union President, CEO and Head Coach Stephen Bolton. We get a business … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 62

A Few Monday Night Thoughts – New Schools Edition

On Tuesday night the school board is putting forward it's list of Capital projects. There are 7 new schools being proposed, 4 of which have a recommendation for trustees to vote on. I am going to focus on my backyard specifically Marlborough School as well as the proposed a brand new West/South Windsor School. Let's … Continue reading A Few Monday Night Thoughts – New Schools Edition