The principles behind water billing, especially in mixed-density and mixed-use municipalities like Central Elgin, can seem daunting, but few simple concepts underpin our water rates: cost recovery, equity, and conservation. Considering these factors can help you understand the balance municipalities strive to […]
“I think I’m on the phone with the next mayor of Central Elgin!” Fran’s singsong voice chimed against my ear. She was calling a few days after one of the first meetings of term, and she was thrilled by my intelligent questions […]
It won’t surprise anyone to hear that I’ve been receiving a lot of communications since Monday night’s meeting, where integrity reports were addressed. To all those kind neighbours who have reached out – in person, by phone, on social media, and elsewhere […]
Most citizens go their whole lives without filing an integrity complaint or a freedom of information request. You might worry about the financial implications of investigating something that worries you. If you’ve never had to cross that bridge, here’s what you need to know.