A Few Thoughts on Week 3

Well we are now facing the end of Month 1, and a short week (for those who are working) until what I imagine will be a quiet Easter. The Provincial projections were released on Friday which certainly put things into some perspective. We had our first passing's this week, now 3 deaths locally. These unfortunately … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 3

A Few Thoughts on Week 2

2 Weeks down, so what is next? We are up to 15 cases of COVID-19 in Windsor EssexI am on Season 10 of the Simpsons or about 1/3 the way through the show.Next week will have some big decisions coming from government:As per Mayor Dilken's video - non essential municipal staff were sent home until … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 2

A few thoughts on the 1 week

We did it, we survived one week..... X number to go! Lets be honest we don't know how long or how bad things will get. We now have a contained case of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex, fortunately everything seemed to go right on those cases, so keep calm and carry on. I am a lot less … Continue reading A few thoughts on the 1 week

Pop, Pop!

The Magnitude of the data.... As an early valentine gift to nerds like me, Statistics Canada released the 2019 population estimates for Canada. What is important to say is that these are population estimates, not actual counts which occurs during the census. These estimates are built from a model based on data at the time … Continue reading Pop, Pop!

City Budget and Climate Change

Last week I did a talk for the Law and Cities Program at their first Climate Cafe at the University of Windsor. Frankly I forgot to post my slide deck and presentation over the weekend as I was out of town. You can find it down below. As my nerd cred is well established on … Continue reading City Budget and Climate Change

Windsor Budget 2020- Part 3: Capital Budget

The Capital budget is a complicated beast as it has grown from 7 to 8 years this year and will grow to 9 years in 2021. What I have done is highlight a few projects that caught my eye, as well as compared the 2019 budget to the 2020 and see if new money appeared … Continue reading Windsor Budget 2020- Part 3: Capital Budget

Windsor Budget 2020: Part 2 – Fees and ABCs

All in a proposed 4.2% increase to operation budgets of the Agencies, Boards and Committees equates to approximately $5.1 million. The bulk of the increase, $3.8 million goes to the Windsor Police Services. Some of the agencies aren't asking the City for budgetary increases at all, with the Arts Council, Safety Village, and the Windsor … Continue reading Windsor Budget 2020: Part 2 – Fees and ABCs