My council colleagues and I passed in principle a budget Wednesday calling for a 1.87 per cent tax increase that includes more than $3 million for roads, a much-needed makeover of Beaudoin Park in River Canard and smart community investments focused on transit, seniors, heritage, growth, waterfront development and the Libro Centre.Read more
Kudos to Jennie Lajoie for spearheading the initiative to honour with a plaque the organizers behind the popular Gingerbread Warming House, an essential fixture of Amherstburg’s River Lights Winter Festival.
“The Gingerbread Warming House is a much loved and integral part of the festival in which thousands of families have visited Amherstburg to not only enjoy the lights, but to partake in the activities and beauty of the Gingerbread Warming House,” said Lajoie in a submission to council Monday night on behalf of the River Lights Winter Festival Committee.Read more
One of the true pleasures of campaigning was getting to know Amherstburg's streets, parks and neighbourhoods and figuring out how they all fit together.
It has changed the way I drive to certain locations. I don't just take main thoroughfares any longer and instead deke and juke through the downtown core and other subdivisions, observing and exploring, especially if an issue in a particular area is coming before council.Read more
Amherstburg has unveiled two new potential logos for public input after one proposed logo received a lukewarm response.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite?
From time to time, I'm happy to post submissions from constituents to enrich, enliven or inform the debate on issues.
The following letter was sent to me by a town resident who uses medical marijuana and wants council to opt in on Cannabis retail:
"As a person who has been prescribed medical marijuana, having a dispensary here in our town of Amherstburg would be a lifesaver. As it is, I either have to wait for a shipment or drive into Windsor to get my weekly dosages.Read more