John made himself known to Aurora. Not just at the council table but in every corner of the community. There was no avoiding John, and the more you got to know him there were exponentially fewer reasons to. I met John back in the fall of 2010 at King Henry’s Arms. It as also the […]Read more "Unavoid Abel"
Thankfully Aurora council rejected the recommendation from the town’s governance ad-hoc committee to implement internet only voting: Back on June 6th the Banner reported on the hybrid system that council decided upon. I supported the argument for enhanced convenience but parted ways with those who touted internet voting as a silver bullet that would increase voter […]Read more "a low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls"
Dawe was elected both in 2010 and 2014 not on his own merits but because the alternatives were reanimated puke and a rock with a face painted on it. 2018 proved to be a much different race, but Dawe being unable to read the room, threw his dandy hat in the ring believing he was […]Read more "proven wrong"
In his August 12th, 2014 letter to the Aurora Robert Cook pointed out that obviously there is a strong sports lobby in Aurora. I see Sport Aurora as less of a lobby and more of a cult. Positioned as a Sports Jesus where only through it will Aurora’s delivery of Sports see salvation. Michelle Boyer’s letter this […]Read more "Sport (of Sorts) Aurora"
York Region Police presented an eye-opening report to council on March 27th. You can watch it here, staring at 1:15 Aurora is referred to by YRP as Sector 11, the call priority breakdown is as follows: The snapshot provided was from January 1st 2017 to January 2017 and 3,000 hours of time was spend responding […]Read more "Crime and Mismanagement"
Chris Ballard is a career politician, a far cry from his childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist. Ballard claims he never left Aurora yet I haven’t seen him around town anywhere after announcing he wanted the job of Mayor. His campaign has been invisible, a tip he no doubt took from his doppelganger George Costanza: […]Read more "Believe it or not Chriiiiiiiiiiis isn’t at home. He must be desperate to robocall you on the phone. Where could he be?"
Aurora’s own Dale Doback and Brennan Huff are seeking re-election. For the 2014 – 2018 council term a a vote for Mrakas was practically a vote for Thompson, or put another way a vote for Thompson was a vote for Mrakas. Don’t take my word for it, let’s examine the voting record for the term. […]Read more "Lockstep Brothers"