Well, I’m back! Thanks to all those who are following this blog despite the many months of hiatus. I also want to say a thank you on here to all those who supported me during the recent election. It was a historic night on many fronts. I’m delighted to have so many returning Councillors as well as three energetic new members and am looking forward to this term of Council.
Lots to talk about – jobs reports, transit ridership numbers were both released in the last couple days and showed amazing strength. At the same time, demand remains high for social services, showing income polarization continues (or at least, that cost of living continues to make it difficult to make ends meet). This points to one of the big issues for this new Council – affordable housing.
I’ve had a request for some more visual and video content on this blog. That’s a great idea. I’ll be doing more of that this term.
My inaugural speech addressed some of the challenges I see ahead – will post that here shortly too.