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!"
No doubt a bunch of pearl-clutchers got their granny panties in a knot over a hilarious hack to an unsecured york region construction sign. When Mr. Scaccia noticed it he posted it to Facebook and it was liked and shared more than all of the Town of Aurora’s social media posts in 2017 combined: What’s […]Read more "There’s a time and a place for everything in Aurora…except parking"
Much gushing and praise have been made around the council table with respect to the prettying up of the town’s 2018 budget documents. However, I found once you scratch the surface of clip-art and corporate colors to find specifics I was left with a huge sense of disappointment. I didn’t even scratch that deep. […]Read more "pucker up for Aurora’s 2018 budget"
In Silicon Valley, wool shoes are the craze but here in Aurora a 3 year $750,000 provincial grant has only afforded comically large cardboard cut-outs. The latest attempt by Activate Aurora to shoehorn people into their unachievable goal of being the most active community in all of Canada is to get people to sign pledges complete […]Read more "if the shoe doesn’t fit, scare it"
In the Town of Aurora’s 2018 Operating budget we see a $100,000 amount allocated to update the town’s 2012 Salt Management Plan: The recommendations laid out in the 2012 plan were refused by this council which I commented on the hypocrisy of back in 2015 and when they doubled down on their sodium intake back in […]Read more "taken with a grain of salt"