|Item No. & Description||IREK VOTED||COUNCIL VOTED||TYPE OF ITEM|
|1 – Art Gallery Security System||Yay||8 – 0||Consent|
|2 – City of Windsor homelessness program||Yay||8 – 0||Presentation/Delegation|
|3 – Purchase of crane||Yay||8 – 0||Consent|
|4 – Purchase of sewer vacuum||Yay||8 – 0||Consent|
|5a – Council appoint Integrity Commissioner||Yay||8 – 0||Delegation|
|5b – Appoint LAS Ltd. As Meetings Investigator||NAY||5 – 3||Debate|
|6 – Corporate Asset Management Plan||Yay||8 – 0||Presentation|
|7 – Mobile Strategy Update||Yay||8 – 0||Consent|
|8 – Lou Romano chemical requirement||Yay||8 – 0||Consent|
|9 – Willistead Manor catering contract||Yay||8 – 0||Consent|
|10 – Open Enwin board meetings||Yay||8 – 0||Delegation|
|11 – International Children’s Games||Yay||8 – 0||Discussion|
|12 – Winter Classic banners||Yay||8 – 0||Consent|
|13 – Windsor Police Services||Yay||8 – 0||Consent|
|14 – Sewer rate update||Yay||8 – 0||Consent|
*Consent items are non-controversial items that are mostly administrative issues—housekeeping—that are adopted without debate. For example: City Council accepts the Mobile Update Strategy report
**Minority (dissenting) votes are in bold.
BRIEF SUMMARY & NOTES ON HOW I VOTED
Aside from a spirited discussion on the reorganization of Fire and Rescue Services brought forth by the delegation of firefighters, most of the items on the agenda were consent items (a.k.a housekeeping) that did not require a debate.
I–along with two other Council Colleagues–voted NAY on Item#5B. Rather than appoint the company LAS Ltd. as the meetings investigator for the City at a cost to taxpayers, I felt we should use the services of the Ontario Ombudsman, which is used by over 100 municipalities and is FREE.