Last week Mississauga’s city council got in the news for something they didn’t do. Specifically failing to address allegations of intimidation and vandalism on the part of one councillor against another. Karen Ras repeatedly brought to the attention of the city that her car was being vandalized in her parking spot at city hall. Upon investigation by Peel police, they allege that her fellow councillor Ron Starr. Why did the integrity commissioner fail to act for two years, and why was no action taken by the city council or Mayor Bonnie Crombie?
Then Roland shares his perspective on the fact that Burlington city council is shaping up to make a major purchase of land from a former high school in the city. What is the problem with this plan? For starters, it all seems to be taking place behind closed doors. Meetings regarding the potential cost to purchase the former Robert Bateman High location are taking place in-camera. Meaning that public consultation isn’t happening and that a lot of the details surrounding the plan are being kept from public scrutiny. Of course, we view this as bad, but why is it happening at all? And why does this seem to be a trend lately in how the city conducts its finances?
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