Earlier this month The Auroran reported on council’s decision to adopt a Complete Streets policy to ensure transportation planners and engineers consistently design and operate the entire street network for all road users, not only motorists. We learn from this September 2017 piece in the Era Banner that Aurora has 213km of sidewalks, expanding to 241 […]Read more "the path of least resistance"
Thanks to Clr. Kim we learn from the April 10th council meeting that there are no meeting minutes of the Joint Ops monitoring task force. Kim goes one further to state, and rightly so that even when there are minutes, they are not reflective of the discussion that took place. You can watch it here on the […]Read more "(cough) the record"
All the way back to a post in November 2009 I referenced the Town of Aurora’s Economic Development Strategy adopted in 2003. In this 100 page document is written: “Although the Town currently has one electronic bulletin board, additional signs will enhance and promote the Town’s willingness to improve communications with its residential and business communities.” […]Read more "making light of the situation"
Five years ago I noted how the Aurora Historical Society had left up their Christmas Decorations into the middle of February. This year they upped the ante. It is not only 3 months since celebrating the birth of Christ, it’s also over 1 week after celebrating his death and resurrection and there are still browning pieces of […]Read more "twas the 105th night after Christmas"
April fools arrived 2 days late for Mayor La De Dawe and council at the April 3rd General Committee meeting. First, he was told succinctly by an audit that his Joint Oops Centre was a project void of leadership. Dawe’s approach to appear dead set against micro-managing has come at a cost of $2 Million […]Read more "building complete communities with incomplete funding"
You live near a highway, expect to hear cars. You live near an airport, expect to hear planes. You live near a train crossing, expect to hear trains. Highways expand, aeroplanes change routes and train schedules fluctuate. Here in Aurora the recent addition of all-day GO train service is no surprise given the 13 year old Places to […]Read more "waking up on the wrong side of the tracks"
A parking item was discussed at the April 3rd General Committee meeting, which ultimately ended in the discussion around the process for using the PlaceSpeak app. Clr. Humphreys laid out her understanding as this: If the town receives the complaint then the town enters it, the complainee can then return to PlaceSpeak and see the […]Read more "Well, Clarice, have the citizens stopped commenting?"