Keeping track of Cambridge Council 2010-2014

Unpublicized committee works on Galt pedestrian bridge

September 10, 2015

Connectivity Richard Vivian, Times Staff Mayor Doug Craig stands on the Main Street bridge in Galt. To the south, a pedestrian bridge is expected to be built. Galt pedestrian river crossing the focus for unpublicized committee   Cambridge Times ByBill Jackson CAMBRIDGE – The city has formed a new committee to come up with a […]

City admits to water billing mistake..

November 30, 2014

TIME FOR CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS TO TAKE ACTION !!   They’re admitting they screwed up..  (0.79 cents per household)….LOL I guess they conveniently are forgetting about the bills totaling from $2,900 to $5,000 Dollars.. What short memories these  elected officials appear to have.. They truly do think you’re stupid and will not challenge them on this..  […]

closed door deal

October 1, 2014

CTV Kitchener PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO Published Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:57PM EDT In a closed door meeting earlier this month, Cambridge City Council voted in favour of making an offer to purchase a building on Water Street south. As part of a plan to revitalize the area along the Grand River, […]

Dickson Street work to cost $1.85M

June 20, 2014

Cambridge Times By Bill Jackson CAMBRIDGE – Reconstruction of Dickson Street is slated to get underway this summer at a cost of $1.85 million – $900,000 more than originally forecast. Earlier this year, following consultations between the mayor and city staff, the design concept was upgraded to enhance the civic square area in front of […]

City of Cambridge ousts planning commissioner

November 13, 2013

from the kw record online.. ByRecord staff CAMBRIDGE — Janet Babcock is out as Cambridge’s planning commissioner. “It’s just a change in direction,” said Gary Dyke, the city’s new chief administrative officer, on Tuesday. “We’re moving forward with operations. It was a decision that was made.” Babcock, a Cambridge native who took over the city’s […]

Alex Mitchell, Cambridge city clerk, dies of cancer

August 12, 2013

 this ran in the Waterloo Region Record…by Jeff Hicks    Alex Mitchell Submistted photo Alex Mitchell CAMBRIDGE — Alex Mitchell loved the Leafs. “We both did,” said Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig, who once worked the ticket window at Maple Leaf Gardens in his younger days. “That’s what melded us together.” Mitchell, Cambridge’s city clerk since […]

“All aboard for the Craig express”…. By Scot Ferguson-Barber

July 25, 2013

By Scot Ferguson-Barber | July 24, 2013 Mayor Craig wants back into the LRT debate. In 2011 our esteemed leader withdrew from any debate on the proposed Light Rail Transit because of a potential conflict of interest (his son owns property in the area of the Cambridge Bus Terminal.) The LRT had been in the works for […]

$500,000 donated to Dunfield Theatre project in Cambridge

February 13, 2013

from the Record CAMBRIDGE — Fundraising to help pay for the new Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge is going “extremely well,” says Alex Mustakas, artistic director of Drayton Entertainment. Drayton announced a $500,000 donation to the project Wednesday. John and Terry Hamilton of Cambridge will see the auditorium named after them in the $14-million, 500-seat performing […]

Does Electronic Voting Equate To Voter Fraud?

January 26, 2013

In an email recently received, the following statements were disseminated,which makes the accompanying recent newspaper article discomforting. “One of the principles of our electoral systems is anonymity. Another principle is “One person, one ballot”, or singular voting. Both objectives are reasonably easy to do with paper ballots – hand out one ballot to a voter, […]

Democracy won in court challenge June 8th 2011

April 3, 2012

Jun 8th, 2011 | By Staff | Section: 2010 Municipal Candidates, Community | Edit This ran in the KW Record …………. comments invited below Thomas Vann and Debbie Vitez have lost their fight for a new municipal election in Cambridge but they have won the respect of their fellow citizens. At a time when the […]

City aims to boost voter turnout

April 3, 2012

this ran in the Times………….. comments invited below When it comes to getting voters out, the City of Cambridge is no worse than an other mid-size city, according to political affairs consultant and professor Robert Williams. While turnout during the last election was 48.3 per cent, the average turnout across the province was just 44.35 […]

In Today’s News

April 2, 2012

In today’s news (April 2, 2012) in THE RECORD, the travels costs of some of the Region’s politicians are summarized. Our own Councillor, Gary Price is the second most “pricey” politician in the Region when it comes to travel. His expenses totaled $30,332 in 2009-2011. He was a little behind Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr who […]

Council in driver’s seat for master plan

August 28, 2011

This ran in the Times……… comments invited below by Ray Martin Fewer than a dozen people turned out to Tuesday night’s open house to discuss the latest draft of the city’s new corporate sustainability plan. “We wish more people had come out and the timing could have been different, but we want to get this […]

Great expectations for renovated Main Street

August 8, 2011

This ran in the KW Record………… comments invited below By Ashley Csanady, Record staff CAMBRIDGE — Renovations to Main Street in downtown Galt aim to boost street traffic, and Cody Arand hopes the improved sidewalks will guide customers his way. Arand will open Quick Snips Pet Grooming and Holistics on the new granite-curbed strip early […]

Official Re-Opening of Historic Section of Main Street in Cambridge

August 5, 2011

Media Advisory   Official Re-Opening of Historic Section of Main Street in Cambridge   Cambridge, Ontario. August 4, 2011…Mayor Doug Craig and members of Cambridge City Council will officially mark the completion of a major make-over of a portion of Main Street in Galt at a ceremony taking place in advance of the Galt Grand […]

Hire a retired professor to figure out why people won’t vote in Cambridge, council told

July 11, 2011

This ran in the KW Record…………. comments invited below CAMBRIDGE — Hire a retired university professor to investigate why people don’t come out to vote in Cambridge, city staff say. And until more research is done, hold off on appointing another citizens committee to look for ways to encourage more election day participation. In a […]

New lot maintenance bylaw passed

June 25, 2011

This ran in the Times……… comments invited below Property owners will have to keep things neat and tidy following approval of a new lot maintenance bylaw. According to the bylaw, storage of derelict vehicles, tire piles or broken down refrigerators will no longer be allowed in people’s yards. “The city needs to lead by example,” […]

Is Thomas Vann being ignored by Cambridge city council? Over the Voter to Vote task force?

June 25, 2011

Thomas Vann contacted Cambridge Ontario’s city Council months ago to volunteer his services on the Voter to Vote Task force To date he has been totally ignored. Is there a valid reason for this kind of disrespect? Has he not proven he is committed and dedicated enough to stand on this committee? Or is he […]

Fight for justice was still worth it

June 24, 2011

This ran in the Times………………. comments invited below Now that the court found our evidence insufficient to order another election in Cambridge, I shall inform the public as to why Debbie Vitez and I challenged the city’s election process. Anyone who suggests sour grapes were involved does so without the facts. Perhaps these people feel […]

City waives soil contaminatioin rule at new Drayton theatre site

June 16, 2011

This ran in the KW Record…  comments invited below Please click on this link for the full story no enviro testing for drayton land No link available to the site…. they didn’t post this very important piece of information on line..(?) Freedom of the press you say! Not anymore Canada My Letter to Phil Shewan. […]