Just like July’s late-nighter Council meeting, this Monday’s meeting looks to be a repeat performance with a lengthy agenda with items of substance. Highlights of the agenda include the deferred Integrity Commissioner reports and a “settlement agreement” for Century Condos downtown.
After discussions with many Grimsby residents, it seems that they have genuine concerns over the choice (and push) to use electronic voting in October’s municipal election. Does electronic voting have the integrity that a traditional ballot does? We say “NO!”.
A Better Niagara recently posted a chart detailing how members of Regional Council voted on key issues of integrity in recent years. Their methodology was to evaluate what type of vote represented the best of interest of citizens on that particular issue and from that, tally up.
Further to our previous post “Grimsby Projects – What’s Going On?”, we received another e-mail as a follow-up from the same reader. The opinions expressed in that correspondence are very enlightening, so we thought we would share them with you.
We often receive commentary and information from concerned residents who share our vision for a Greater Grimsby. The following is a very thought-provoking opinion piece we recently received from a resident and with permission decided to share with our fellow citizens.
Interesting article in Niagara This Week regarding Grimsby and the “Section 37 Bonus” provisions which are applicable when a developer wants to go beyond original zoning limits.
The current process of closed-door negotiations between developers and the Town is far from transparent. For residents these “payoffs” can’t mitigate the effects of poor planning and the deleterious effects on them and their property.
Representing the citizens of Grimsby to ensure that the Town’s planning for intensification results in responsible growth while preserving the majesty of the escarpment and natural areas, the Lake Ontario waterfront, the small town charm, character and history, and the friendly nature of its people.
Bringing the citizens of Grimsby and its elected town council together to foster responsible growth and good planning to make Grimsby a leading community of modern small town living.