CTA Blasts Council for Process Failures

At Monday’s Council meeting, Cobourg Taxpayers Association President Lydia Smith strongly criticized Council’s failure to follow its own Public Engagement policy.  She used as an example the recent decision to approve a Waterfront Playground although she said it also applied to the decisions on the New Amherst School and re-zoning of 394 College Street.  Her key evidence was a slide showing the timeline for the Waterfront Playground.  Her slide showed that this project came out of the Waterfront study which had its first workshop in April 2017 then multiple workshops and public meetings from then till October.  During that time “there was no public mention of the proposed water playground or solicitation for input”.   “In fact, the water playground is… Read complete articleCTA Blasts Council for Process Failures

Adam Bureau to run for Council

Adam was the first person to file papers today to run for Council at the election on October 22, 2018.  In a Press Conference in front of Victoria Hall, Adam talked about his work for Cobourg as DBIA Chair  and how he “cares about the citizens of Cobourg”.  He said he would bring a new perspective and that it’s time for a change.  He said “let’s do this together”.  He also introduced Bill Patchett who is a strong supporter of him and will help with fundraising.  In his Press Release, Adam said that he sees this “role to be a natural progression from my past volunteer and professional work  … Community involvement is something I value deeply, and it is… Read complete articleAdam Bureau to run for Council