Making our streets safer; reducing the smell and climate change impact of Robin Hood Bay, and presenting petitions on behalf of residents.Read More
I’ve promised to continue keeping an eye on the City budget. We’ve now taken a step forward to ensure we have the right mechanisms in place to provide comprehensive and in-depth scrutiny of the City’s spendingRead More
Earlier this month, a group of residents, called the Citizens’ Assembly for Stronger Elections, shared a series of ideas that have the potential of strengthening how our City’s democracy functions, including how our elections are run.Read More
On November 8, 2017, in partnership with Happy City, I co-hosted a Community Meeting in Kenmount Terrace. The purpose was to give residents an opportunity to share ideas, issues and concerns with City Councillors and to provide an opportunity to talk with fellow neighbours about the future of their neighbourhood.Read More
With this budget, I am being asked to approve the spending of $294,000,000. That’s a responsibility I take very seriously. Whether you are a home owner, renter, business owner in our City, or otherwise, you work hard for that money and it has to be spent wisely. During the budget process internally, I spent a lot of time, as you would expect and deserve, pouring over the numbers and building an understanding of the budget, the services offered, and whether I agreed with the way the spending was balanced. In the end, I decided to oppose the budget. Here are my reasons.Read More
My full list of donors can be found here. I have also submitted my required campaign disclosure form to the City of St. John's. This will be available on their website early in the new year. There isn't any additional information on that form than there is at the link with my full list of donors above in this paragraph, but I will be posting a PDF of this form in the coming couple of days. And my campaign budget, as projected is here. The actual spending details are below.Read More
Councillors Burton and Froude are calling for a clear public engagement policy for the future. “It’s too late for this year, but this should never happen again,” say Burton and Froude.
They are also calling for public engagement sessions to begin for the 2018 Capital Budget, which will be released in the Spring of 2018. In addition, they want to see immediate steps taken for engagement on the 2019-2021 three-year City Budget.Read More