Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Congratulations Windsor City Council


It's only taken this Council close to a year and a half to figure out what the last Council couldn't. Now all we have to do is convince them to cancel the $900,000 in money allocated for branding the City and make this short list a very long list.

If you want to attract new people and businesses to Windsor, do you really think telling them what the image of Windsor is versus what they can see with their own eyes is going to fool people?

People and companies do their due diligence when contemplating a major move. They look at prospective areas and evaluate the schools, streets, parks and other amenities. They look at house prices, tax rates and utility costs
Council eyes city spruce up
Quick fixes floated as summer nears
Doug Williamson, Windsor Star
Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A short list of civic beautification and cleanup projects will be tackled by Windsor officials after a four-hour strategic planning session of city council Tuesday.

"We're going to see these ideas come back to council," Mayor Eddie Francis said. "These are very simple things that can be done."

A gathering at Willistead Manor of councillors, city officials and representatives of the city's five business improvement districts brainstormed a variety of ideas aimed at making Windsor more attractive for residents, tourists and investors.

But after seven individual working groups came up with detailed suggestions for improvement, they whittled down the list by the end of the session. Francis said it was important for the city to tackle these issues because the summer is approaching with the opening of the rebranded casino and various summer festivals.
Related: Ssshhhh, this logo's a secret - I'm sure Essex ratepayers will be dancing in the streets at the $200,000 dollar cost of this program