Cambridge Council 2016

Cambridge – Keep highrises out of downtowns

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March 11, 2017

Highrises just don’t belong in our unique city…we do not want to become a mini Toronto. Why is Council approving these developments with complete disregard to HERITAGE and other valid concerns. Why do they keep on revising zoning, bylaws and Official Plans without full engagement from the public to accommodate developers rather than strengthening them […]


Another example of how City Hall Cambridge deals with/ discourages “FOI ” requests !!

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December 11, 2016

  On the topic of…Freedom of Information requests being DENIED… Please click on the attachment below.. I also requested under FOI back in 2010… when it was brought to my attention that the Mayor was running his 2010 Mayoral Campaign out of our City Hall…WHICH IS TOTALLY AGAINST THE LAW! I requested email from approx […]


Corruption at City Hall? ( coincidence ??.. you decide )

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December 11, 2016

Rationale lacking for $12.5M library project: Liggett Freedom of Information requests denied…    Nov 06, 2014 http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/4962372-rationale-lacking-for-12-5m-library-project-liggett/     (Editors note.. any wonder why Craig’s puppets are ostracizing and voting against Jan Leggitt.. She was targeted from the get go!!!!!!!).. **********   Corruption at City Hall? by Scot Ferguson By Staff| January 28, 2015 | 14 Comments | Filed under: […]


“THE VOTER IS BOSS”

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December 10, 2016

  *Editors Note* I recently received this email below.. Interesting read.. This took place during the questionable 2010 Election which found all the old boys club voted back into office, along with a few that quickly joined said ” OL’ BOYS CLUB”… ( the attachment did run in the KW Record print version, which quickly […]


Regarding the 2017 budget and City Manager Gary Dyke

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December 8, 2016

Regarding the 2017 budget City Manager Gary Dyke said “there is no way to bring down the proposed tax hike other than to cut services”   Interesting, how City Manager, Mr. Dyke seems unable to contain City expenditures and resultant Tax increases…   City Manager Dyke, in 2015 collected a 15.5% ‘Year over Year’ increase in remuneration – more than 3-times […]


New rule ‘undermines transparency’ of council

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December 1, 2016

Cambridge Times Regarding Times’ Nov. 22 editorial (titled “Was it the right decision?”)about the pros and cons of Cambridge council’s new procedural bylaw, which bans council members from attending closed-door committee meetings to which they’re not appointed. Clearly this was a wrong decision. In the end, it was passed by a slight 5-4 vote majority; […]


Low voter turnout to blame for ‘poor quality of public officials’?

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December 1, 2016

Cambridge Times Re: Letter to the Editor titled “Time to drain council swamp”, published Nov. 29. I couldn’t agree more with everything Mr. Thomas Vann said. As a resident of Cambridge for the past 41 years, I  watch as a once-efficient council under the leadership of the illustrious late Claudette Millar, with committed council members […]


Torn apart and brought together

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November 30, 2016

Cambridge Times The location of the city’s planned recreation multiplex is a divisive issue. There are a lot of varying opinions about where this facility – the city’s largest-ever community infrastructure project – should be built. At the originally proposed Conestoga College site? On one of the Pinebush Road properties discussed? Riverside Park? Though a […]


Time to drain council swamp of legacy members

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November 29, 2016

  Liar, liar, pants on fire…stop telling lies or your nose will grow. We can no longer afford all these lies. This is a democracy. The Mayor and Councilors were elected to do a job. Our “leaders” really aren’t leaders as much as public servants. They work for us. They are our employees. And we need […]


Gary Price ex council member allowed on the Budget Committee, meanwhile Jan Leggitt denied………………..

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November 25, 2016

Jan Leggitt an elected Council Member for ward 4, denied access to closed door meetings.. http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2697817229/ and yet…Gary Price ( a legendary past member of Craig’s ol boys club) is allowed on the Budget Committee.(???) Is this why he didn’t challenge the Election Results.. ? **************************** Residents ask Cambridge budget committee to keep Soper pool […]


Cambridge considers code of conduct for the public

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November 22, 2016

Waterloo Region Record ByAnam Latif CAMBRIDGE — Council is looking to adopt a new code of conduct, but this time it’s for the public. A decision was deferred last week to get input from Cambridge residents and craft a better policy. “They feel as if they are being treated like children,” Coun. Jan Liggett said […]


CAMBRIDGE.. this is your Mayor reprimanding a ” Concerned Senior Citizen of Cambridge”

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November 20, 2016

Editors note.. below is concerning a comment made at a recent Council Meeting..  To: Doug & Council: I heard your comment re why the Student wondered why Cambridge hates them. I hope you were man enough, honest enough to let him know that all this conflict is YOUR FAULT – as it was you who […]


Cambridge council motion may not be legal, democracy watchdog says

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November 19, 2016

‘I really think this is a huge overreaction:’ Duff Conacher of Democracy Watch By Kate Bueckert, Jackie Sharkey, CBC News Posted: Nov 18, 2016 3:35 PM ETLast Updated: Nov 18, 2016 3:35 PM ET A move by Cambridge city council to prohibit councillors from attending in-camera committee meetings if the councillor doesn’t sit on that committee […]


Craig and Monteiro took their ball and went home…

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November 16, 2016

  …then out of anger, they came back and changed the rules. Now isn’t that childish! Craig is happier if residents stay naive and SILENT!…then he can do what he wants with no questions asked. Obscuring transparency and silencing dissent Did Council violate its own bylaws in changing its bylaws? A first step to reviving […]


This is what happens when you don’t play by Doug Craig’s rules…

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November 16, 2016

Cambridge councillor’s closed-door presence comes to an end   Cambridge Times ByRichard Vivian CAMBRIDGE- A proposal to amend council’s procedural bylaw set off a virtual firestorm of “bad faith” and mistrust allegations, along with counter claims and alternative explanations on Tuesday (Nov. 15) evening. The motion, brought forward by Coun. Frank Monteiro and approved 5-4, […]


Monterio needs to step down.. He was a questionable Cop and an even worse City Councillor..

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November 16, 2016

Monterio has to go.. from his bully tactics regarding the Multiplex and the lies he continued to spew..( IT’S A DONE DEAL) to now not allowing an ELECTED WARD COUNCILLOR  from sitting in on an issue as big as this multiplex!! What are you afraid she might hear Frank?.. is she being alienated because She […]


Cambridge Council trying to shut out Elected Councillors!!!! ( Craig’s lynch mob at work?

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November 13, 2016

Invitation to Council Meeting on Tuesday November 15, 2016. Message from Jan Liggett: As most of you know I have been attending the Sportsplex meetings since they began. I believe that any I have not attended, it is because I was away. I have made a point of also attending those held in closed doors. […]


CAMBRIDGE, WHY ARE YOU ACCEPTING A 2 YEAR ROAD CLOSURE?!!…..

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November 11, 2016

CAMBRIDGE.. THEY ARE CLOSING FOUNTAIN STREET FOR 2 YEARS TO REPLACE A BRIDGE. Why in heavens name are residents accepting this?  They replaced the bridge on Speedsville Road in approx 11 months…and now want 2 years on a highly traveled roadway.. and not to mention the construction on King Street in Preston.. is the construction […]


No wonder Craig wants ” Tabulators, Internet and Telephone voting”.. AND NOT RANKED BALLOT!!!

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September 29, 2016

  The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete Remember when everyone hated hanging chads and wanted computerized voting? Seemed like a good idea at the time. By Michael Riley, Jordan Robertson, and David Kocieniewski | September 29, 2016 Photographs by Julian Berman From Bloomberg Buisnessnews   Six days after Memphis voters went […]


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

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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 […]


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