Monday, August 20, 2007

Quick Hits - Monday August 20th

1. Failure to deliver anything short of a complete, comprehensive value for money audit will be failure this council will never recover from. The public perception of coverup will grow with abandon for the next 3 years and be harvested during the next municipal election.

2. Kudos to the Mayor, Ministers Puppatello, Duncan and U of W President Ross Paul if they actually pull off the re-location of the Engineering Facility downtown. I think the School of Music or Drama would have been a far better candidate for a downtown campus, but beggars can't be choosers, and let's face it, that's where Windsor is today. At least we're finally going to realize some sort of downtown development on the lands expropriated almost 19 years ago.
Note: the Eddie Francis Defence Association Windsor Star frames this as a litmus test for our MPP's. While this is certainly true as they face an upcoming election, failure to locate this facility downtown leaves Eddie Francis trying to recover the "urban village" plans from the garbage can, cleaning them up and reselling them.

3. I'm hearing about another high-level departure from City Hall, but no reasons have been provided as yet.

4. Speaking of downtown development, how's that former Salvation Army building doing that Windsor sold the farm for?

5. No 211 Operating Agreement in sight. I understand last week was the end of Information Windsor's call centre. Are we opening the new 211 service without an operating agreement or has this already been taken care of "in-camer"?

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