Category Archives: Municipal
In light of the current multi-year budgeting process at City Hall, I drafted this letter on behalf of the London Homeless Coalition: Dear Mayor Brown and esteemed members of London City Council, On Thursday, October 8th the London Homeless Coalition … Continue reading
My remarks to London City Council: Good evening, my name is Abe Oudshoorn and I am a professor in the School of Nursing at Western, and have the privilege of serving as the Chair of the London Homeless Coalition. This … Continue reading
After hours and hours of public participation and engagement, several debate sessions, hundreds of pages of paper, and much media attention, Mayor Fontana has relented on his campaign promise of 4 years of 0% and decided instead to focus on … Continue reading
The final budget vote for 2013 happens this Thursday commencing at 4pm. The budget is currently sitting at a 1.2% tax increase, or $5.6 million. This represents the hard work of citizens to save things like affordable housing, public transit … Continue reading
This is what I will be presenting to Council on Monday the 14th at 4:30pm.
2012 Budget Staff Proposed 2013 My Proposed 2013 Culture 21.9 22.3 22.3 Economic Prosperity 8.4 8.4 8.4 Environmental Services 16.4 16.5 16.6 Parks, Rec & Neighbourhoods 28.2 28.2 28.5 Planning 4.8 4.9 4.9 Protective Services 145.6 152.9 151.4 Social and … Continue reading
I will be making the following motion at the January 16th meeting of the London Housing Advisory Committee: Recalling that London’s Community Housing Strategy was approved by Council in 2010; Acknowledging that objective 5.3 of the strategy is to “Maintain … Continue reading