There won’t be any live Q&A from the public and all the questions go to us in advance. This is going to be very scripted. You may want to get your questions in ASAP regardless. It’s sad that this will be zoom rather than in person. I really was looking forward to meeting both supporters and those who wish to challenge my positions on matters impacting our beautiful Town!
This report seems to have taken all the criticism and feedback from the community and done what I always expect us to do – propose a compromise that we can all live with.
Our ability to directly impact the lack of affordable housing is very narrow in scope but acquiring or making existing qualifying land available for builds IS in our wheelhouse. I’d like us to consider this request from the Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association and have emailed the CAO to see about next steps.
This “special meeting” on July 13th at 4pm will be hybrid (I will be there in person) but the most important fact is that the public will be welcomed back into the Council chambers once again! The timing is perfect since the next version of the staff recommendations for the parking issues comes before us on that agenda and I know that many local residents are eager to attend the meeting to watch this debate in real life.