A Few Thoughts on the City Budget 2021

Numbers in () are the PDF page that I found the item on. Let’s be clear on a few things, the only reason why there is a 0% tax increase (as currently proposed) is due to the changes at the provincial level that freed up tax levies normally allocated to the school boards and capturing … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on the City Budget 2021

A Few Thoughts on Week 48

Something big this way comes! I am excited to announce the SW Ontario Council Project! A podcast, blog and data portal will dig into broader SW Ontario issues as well as drive conversations that are often overlooked. You can listen too (as well as subscribe) to the prologue episode of Season 1 of Council Conversation … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 48

A Few Thoughts on Week 47

Serra Squared Delta Squared If you want to see my thoughts on the City of Windsor Economic Development Strategy. Depending on when actual budget documents drop, you will likely get a special post(s) on that before Budget Day Feb 22nd. Winnipeg Economic Development Group is explaining what it does, with Lego! It will take young … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 47

A Few Mid-Week Thoughts – Economic Development

In full disclosure, I had a conversation with Mr. Blair Gibbs, following it's submission to the City in early 2021 via zoom. He had found this blog, read it, and was curious on my thoughts on the economic development space and reached out. We had a great conversation during which I shared opinions and he … Continue reading A Few Mid-Week Thoughts – Economic Development

A Few Thoughts on Week 46

Stonks! A lot of stuff happened this week. First Mean, Median and Moose's new episode is out, on open data in the not for profit-charitable sector. We look at data on open data from provincial and federal granters, the structure of the sector and have an great interview with Power by Data! This map by … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 46

A Few Thoughts on Week 45

Just another week..... I am really not going to talk about US politics because IMO nothing has changed. I will agree the tone of everything has shifted, but it has been less than a week. Executive Orders can all be reversed by President Ivanka or Cruz or Hawley in 1,456 days (inauguration day 2025). The … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 45

A Few Thoughts on Week 44

The end of the beginning.... Tomorrow January 18th is Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year. So reach out to people and check in, they are calling for grey skies and a gloomy day. It shares a name with a classic synth pop track that always seems to cheer me up.Town of … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 44

A Few Thoughts on Week 43

Well.... That was a week. A really interesting series on Oakland/San Francisco Housing First Strategy titled "According to Need".Although there is no Windsor City Council meeting this week, the Jan 18th meeting seems to be setting up the Budget. WECHC has report in front of the City around their Renewal and Repair funding that if … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 43

A Few Thoughts on Week 42

Happy New Year Everyone! A shorter post today due to the long Mid-Week 2021 Things to Watch post. Dancing robots.... What could possibly go wrong. Ford thinks it will phase out internal combustion engine sooner rather than later. A long thread by Jackie Brown who just completed her Master's Thesis on LTC in Ontario and … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Week 42

A Few Thoughts on 2021

Last year I did a post on 10 things to watch in 2020, I figured I would repeat that post for 2021. The following are tenish stories I am watching going into next year. COVID-19 It will take all of 2021 get our community vaccinated. There are also a ton of unknowns on this front … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on 2021