|ITEM # and DESCRIPTION_||IREK VOTED||COUNCIL VOTED||TYPE OF ITEM|
|1- Contracting Out Huron Lodge Caretakers||No||6-5||Delegation|
Item No. 1 – Outsourcing of Caretakers at Huron Lodge Nursing Home: I voted against the outsourcing of caretakers at Huron Lodge because it has not been sufficiently established that there will not be a reduction in the current standard of cleanliness and care. These 244 residents at Huron Lodge Nursing Home are folks who have spent their lifetimes contributing to our community as teachers, nurses, factory workers, business owners, bus drivers and soldiers among many others. At this juncture in their lives they deserve the best option, not the cheapest option.
I also believe that maintaining good wages ultimately benefits our City – especially since 100 per cent of those wages are kept in the community.