ABC renewed its reboot of The Gong Show for a second season, but here in Aurora, the YouTube variety show that airs Tuesdays is likely not returning with the same cast come October. As reported in this February 1st Auroran piece Clr. Pirri put on his best Arte Johnson and slammed the gong down on an […]Read more "The Bong Show"
Like the Town of Aurora’s fledgeling social media efforts, citizen engagement via digital platforms appears to be met with awkward stabs in the dark. The Town now runs multiple (cr)apps including MyWaste, Dude Where’s My Plow? and PlaceSpeak. Instead of belonging to a cohesive communications strategy measured with KPIs and reported on to council with […]Read more "Ah, I see you have a machine that goes “ping!”"
The Town of Aurora’s strategic goal to “provide an exceptional quality of life for all” experienced a huge setback earlier last month when it was recognized the lack of setback between two properties allowed one neighbour to effectively fence in another. The best part is it was all done to the letter of the law as […]Read more "unstable neighbourhoods"
If Antonio Santos is correct then according to the January 19th edition of the Auroran the Town of Aurora is trending very poorly in this area. Particularly when it comes to their own council chambers. It’s pretty damning when the chair of the town’s own Accessibility Advisory Committee has to go out of his way to […]Read more "Accessibility is not a feature, it’s a social trend"
As a follow up to my previous post it is interesting that the Town of Aurora claims “We have heard from the community that there’s a lot of concerns about traffic and safety is, of course, the number one priority” yet when one goes in search of evidence to support this statement you come up empty-handed. Let’s […]Read more "The need for speed"
Town of Aurora’s lack of reasonable citizen engagement with respect to Traffic Safety for the past 7 years is a joke. But it is certainly no laughing matter. Back in February of 2011 the Town scuttled its traffic safety advisory committee in favour of “expert advice to council“. The justification for this was that the committee […]Read more "The first rule of public speaking, always start with a joke"
The Toronto Star recently reported that Gridlock on GTA highways cost $500 million to $650 million per year in higher prices for goods nationally, according to the Toronto Region Board of Trade. The increased costs affect retail, housing, and even food services and represent an average cost of $125 per household per year. But the […]Read more "Roads? Where you’re going you don’t need roads!"