A letter in last week’s Auroran claims Aurora has been well served under Mayor La de Dawe’s leadership. To backup his claim a short list of achievements are cited, which can swiftly be debunked here: 1.) Aurora achieved the highest rate of job growth in York Region. According to the 2017 York Region Employment Survey […]Read more "Well La De Frickin’ Dawe"
On page 6 of last week’s Era Banner is a notice for an “Aurora Music Festival” happening this coming Saturday in Town park : It was also posted online, until late Friday when it was removed: This is confusing for several reasons 1.) of the festivals listed on the the york region festivals page for Aurora […]Read more "Where music connects….in 2018"
So apparently yesterday the Town of Aurora posted to their facebook page notice of an upcoming open house: The Open House deals with traffic calming, yet if one logs into Place Speak there is no mention of it at all. WTF? One of the excuses for choosing to deploy Place Speak over a formal Traffic Safety […]Read more "back to the past"
When they aren’t getting confused as to the right clip art to use on signs someone over at town hall is busy clicking and sticking stock imagery into every conceivable communications piece including, as previously mentioned, the town’s website banners. Here are a few more examples: Stock imagery has also polluted the town’s social feeds. I […]Read more "Aurora’s Stock Market"
There seems to be a huge discrepency between two tweets issued this week by the Mayors of Markham and Aurora. The first one from Frank Scarpitti asserts that Toronto Mayor John Tory has reached out to “all municipalities”: The second is from Mayor Dawe that claims otherwise: WTF? How is it that two members of […]Read more "We got somethin’, we both know it, we don’t talk too much about it…"
Both King Township and Nemarket announced this past week that they were launching digital engagement portals using service provider Bang The Table. Bang The Table has 8 offices with solutions deployed to 365 clients worldwide. Listed among other Canadian municipalities with populations between 20 and 100,000 is Innisfil. Newmarket tendered for a 1 year pilot. King signed a […]Read more "Don’t speak. I know what you’re thinking. I don’t need your reasons. Don’t tell me ’cause it hurts."
Approaching the end of this council’s term and the town of Aurora’s website is still not updated in a consitent or professional manner. Shameful evidence of a council unable to #getthingsdone. I have all but given up trying to tracking down recent decisions and reports before council using the pages formatted and approved by the […]Read more "The jungle looked back at them with a vastness, a breathing moss-and-leaf silence, with a billion diamond and emerald insect eyes."