I’d laugh, if it were funny. Sadly, here we are again. I have reviewed the “Reimagine Downtown” materials, went to a public open house presentation, played with cut outs of trains and pedestrians, filled in the online survey, and my heart is broken because all of it misses the point. It doesn’t matter how much … More Everything wrong with “Downtown” Brampton decision making in one picture
I have taken some criticism for not taking up arms against the City in light of the revelation that $1.25 Million was spent on payments to non-union staff in a manner that was not properly tracked, or coded, in the accounting systems of the City. The payments, called Outside Policy Requests, involved the payment of … More How I learned to stop worrying and love the (Audit) bomb
I was told, by many people many, many, many, times, that the Hurontario Main LRT was free, Free, FREE!!! So it’s very interesting to me to see a budget amendment request on the upcoming meeting agenda. An anonymous source tells me to expect a request from Metrolinx in the magnitude of $10 to $15 Million, … More Free, huh? The truth comes out
As reported by Peter Criscione, correspondent for the Brampton Guardian, in his article on the establishment of a Transit Committee by Brampton City Council, a concerning exchange seems to have taken place between the Mayor, and a local Brampton resident. Chris Bejnar is a representative of Citizens for a Better Brampton (CFBB). CFBB is active in the … More Our Mayor: the story no one is talking about
It’s interesting to hear that Brampton Transit “sucks” I realize it is a service that doesn’t work for me personally, as I have two young children enrolled in two different schools and two separate sets of activities. The fact is that transit could not get me and my children to school(s) and work and swimming … More Does Brampton Transit suck?
I am confused by the support being shown to the Brampton Guardian. Yes, I agree, the current council motion is ill conceived and poorly drafted, and if I had a vote to cast, I would vote to defeat it in its present form. Yes, I love the Guardian and think its doing a great job … More What is Freedom of the Press, actually?
If you haven’t been Downtown Brampton lately, I invite you to take a stroll down George Street, from Nelson to Gage Park. George Street is quietly becoming everything we ask our Downtown to be. Wide pedestrian friendly sidewalks, an urban feel, new shops (welcome to the Neighborhood Sunset Grill and others), vibrant and equipped parkland, … More Quietly, while no one was looking …