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City Council meeting - Oct. 19

Friends, Happy to report some positive developments at today's Council meeting that just concluded. They are as follows: 1) Council directed administration to draft a licensing bylaw for short term rentals (i.e. Air B&Bs, etc.) in our City. The licensing bylaw will effectively prohibit investors from purchasing properties and renting them out as short-term rentals. Only properties that are the principal residence of the homeowner could be rented out. This will help mitigate issues such as noise, parking concerns, safety and general nuisance, and further free up much needed housing for permanent tenants and homeowners. 2) Council extended the food hub at Adie Knox until the end of the year. The Unemployed Help Centre is currently running a food hub for those in need at the ice pad at Adie Knox and requested to continue the service until at least the end of the year. This service was put in place as a result of COVID related measures and for community safety and support. 3) I am…

Ward 2 Update

Hi Friends, It has been a while since I last posted on here. Due to COVID-19, all ward meetings across the city will be postponed this year but we will be hosting a telephone town hall this upcoming Thursday, October 8th at 6:30pm. More details to come on this so stay tuned and mark the date and time in your calendar! I would like to post only some updates since my last post in no particular order of priority or sequence. I know I'll be missing some things but I intend to regularly blog here and share information on my social media sites (facebook and twitter) moving forward. Sandwich Street ReconstructionThere has been some developments on the Sandwich St. reconstruction project. If you recall, the WDBA, through the Gordie Howe Community Benefits fund, allocated $12million to this project. Thanks to the support of City Council, the City this past year allocated an additional $13.8million. Some preliminary work has started including archeological testing and site testing for sewer…