Friends,It's been a while since my last blog. Here are some updates from City Council:West End Transit Terminal RelocationUnfortunately, council voted in favour of the relocation of the west end transit terminal from College Ave. to Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital on Prince Rd. I advocated strongly in favour of keeping the terminal at College Ave but the majority of council did not see it that way.I will continue find ways to help mitigate congestion and speeding on Prince Rd. and work with administration in those efforts. We also need to hold administration to account to install more lighting at the College Ave location as a bus stop will still be there. Black History MuralsCouncil approved the relocation of our Black History Murals (formerly at West Side Foods) to Patterson Park. Once erected, the murals will be prominently displayed with lighting at nighttime. I am excited about this wonderful community project in sharing our history and heritage.2019 BudgetAfter a marathon session o…
Yesterday I had my first council meeting where we debated many issues, including reintroducing fluoride into our water system. In case you missed it, council voted in favour of reintroducing fluoride by a vote of 8 to 3.
At the conclusion of the meeting, during question period, I took the opportunity to ask my first council question. It was as follows:
"That the following Council Question by Councillor Costante BE APPROVED, and that
Administration BE DIRECTED to proceed with the necessary actions to respond to the
Council Question in the form of a written report, consistent with Council’s instructions,
and in accordance with Section 17.1 of the Procedure By-law 98-2011: CQ 28-2018: Assigned to City Planner
Asks that Planning and Building department provide Council with an
update on the status of the Sandwich Town Community Improvement
Plan (CIP) and further determine if additional incentives and
improvements could be made to the CIP. Carried."