We Be Bloggin’

Where to begin a blog like this?  Maybe a reminder of what I am here to accomplish:

  • Open up city hall
  • Set a new economic path
  • Grow smarter

That’s the plan, or at least, the short version.  There is of course much more: downtown, safer streets, fixing our finances, battling for Barrie Central, and a host of other issues.  But these three are the central planks.  If you’d like to read more, there’s more in here.

About jefflehman
Jeff Lehman is the 46th Mayor of the City of Barrie. The Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Barrie from 2006 to 2010, he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Council, chaired the City’s Growth Management Working Group, and created the Historic Neighbourhoods project, a new initiative to protect and revitalize Barrie’s oldest neighbourhoods. Jeff has lived in Barrie for most of his life, having grown up in Allandale and attended Barrie Central Collegiate. Jeff holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, and a Master’s Degree with first class honours from the UK’s prestigious London School of Economics. He was hired to teach at the LSE following his graduation, and lived and worked in London for two years as an academic. Since that time, as an economist, he has worked with cities across Canada to manage redevelopment and invest in their urban infrastructure. In 2005, he established the Growing By Degrees Task Force to assist in expanding university education opportunities in Barrie, and has volunteered his time with many organizations in the City. Jeff lives near Downtown Barrie with his wife, Jennifer, a part-time professor of political science, and their young daughter Cassie, who is already smarter than her father.


One Response to “We Be Bloggin’”
  1. bonnie gubbels says:

    i am concerned about the proposal to have the city assist in the building of the new tennis dome. There is a conflict of interest. There is an existing tennis club that is not running at capacity. The new club assisted with city $ is in competition with the Midhurst group. There is no guarantee that the city will not be caught with the shortfall of running this faciiity. Trust your city staff…….the costs are excessive…….who will make up the shortfall……let’s have a sober second thought……i as a tax payer do not support a tennis dome……..but if the group can go it alone…..no strings attached…..good for them…….
    sometimes we need to hear some no’s in our life……..Look at the hockey training center, it runs at capacity….no city funding for this private business……therefore if this tennis group wishes to build a dome let them seek private funding…..thank you very much

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