Changing of the Guard | Darryl Lee Retires

The Wizard of Us… the man behind the curtain in Brantford civil service. Inside this concrete bunker is the hub of Brantford municipal decision making. We are generally aware of the role of City Councillors but know little about the bureaucracy that runs the operation. One person, the only employee reporting directly to Council, is
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Now that I have your attention, words matter. Yes, the Estimates Committee under Chair Greg Martin met on Friday and Monday to consider the consequences to capital project dollars in their last budget deliberations for the year 2019. Chair Martin, “It is important that we as a council have to be fiscally responsible in how
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The Chief Administrative Officer is the City’s senior executive manager, overseeing all City Commissions and departments, including over 1,800 employees and approximately 190 discrete business units. He replaces the current retiring CAO Darryl Lee, Ted Salisbury before him and John Brown before him going back to the early 2000’s. Under Municipal law, the CAO is
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Many couples handle the role of public office differently. Some keep their private lives separate and some commit beyond the public attention, separate yet fully engaged. Mayor Davis and his wife Lisa fit into this latter category. His Worship made a public commitment that if he agreed to be at an event, he would guarantee
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Participating in the ceremonial shovel dig are left to right: Neil Aitcheson, Senior Manager Melloul- Blamey Construction; OPP County of Brant Detachment Commander Lisa Anderson; Brant County Councillor and Chair of the Police Services Board Joan Gatward; Brant County Mayor David Bailey; Milan Novakovic on behalf of MPP Will Bouma; and OPP Acting Chief Superintendent
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This is a delightful image of a simple snowman created by two brothers, including one of whom has benefited from previous treatment through the  Ontario Autism Program. The parents anticipate that funding has now ended. They don’t know what’s in store for their son now. They came to support this peaceful Brantford organized protest because
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UPDATE to article below: In abundance of  transparency on my part, I provided a disclaimer at the beginning of the interview, prior to MPP Bouma beginning his answers: Although in my private community volunteerism I am a member of the Board of Directors at Lansdowne Children’s Centre, I do not speak on their behalf or
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It was a spring-like Friday morning but there were no signs of new growth, nurturing fragile life or hope for the future in the faces and words as over 50 protesters met to oppose the new legislation around autism funding as created by the Ford government through Minister Lisa McLeod.   In fact, the anecdotes
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In Brant, those of you that might qualify for restricted funding… asking you to catch the can that carries some cash and then, move on…must advocate on behalf of your child. Read the detail, share the story and then speak up! Your children will thank you.  Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa
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Santa Bulletin Board: Brant Region, Canada To Delivery Elves: Please be advised that there are some changes in our labeling for delivery to Brant and Brantford City Councils: Add Davey Bailey as ‘His Worshippy’ for Brant County and Kevey Davis as ‘His Worshippy’ for Brantford; Joshey Wall, Newby-Fro-Councillor and Jan-ey Vanderstelt, as Redux-Councillor in the
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