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Uwe Kretschmann


my rant of the day… by Uwe Kretschmann

March 23, 2017

Taxation…at just about every level. But for today let’s stick with the city of Cambridge and the region. I would like anybody who has lived in this city for any length of time answer me this: When you get up at 6am every morning to go to work Is your life better today than it […]

some random observations of (Cambridge Ontario) city council: by Uwe Kretschmann

September 11, 2016

Allow me to make some random observations on the sports complex site selection process, the justification for the complex in its proposed configuration and the public and council interaction. Let me begin with the council and public interaction. A library expansion was on the books for a long time, which included public input. Then, prior […]

Take a good hard look in the mirror, Doug!

May 10, 2016

  Today’s editorial in the Cambridge times:  ” Dysfunctional ” city council ( click here to link to the Times) With respect to the editorial writer, the 1977-78 Cambridge council was ” dysfunctional “. These are just some of the examples: The mayor wanted to set up a ” cores corporation ” , operating outside […]

Municipalities are under funded by the province?

October 16, 2014

          Interesting article in KW record today. The gist being, that municipalities are under funded by the province. The facts, of course, are quite different. What then are the facts? Municipalities, throughout Ontario, have taken on responsibilities, voluntarily, which were never designed to be financed from the property tax. The primary […]

Doug Craig claimed he paid his own legal bill when he challenged his ” conflict of interest” over the LRT

October 11, 2014

  News flash. The Mayor of Cambridge D. Craig, at a regional meeting, March 19th, 2014, Claimed $ 4503,00 dollars for legal expenses re. his “conflict of interest”. Council approved the request. Eddie Friest Yes and as was explained in the cambridge times, the legal expenses were to fight for him to be able to […]