Friday, April 3, 2020
Downtown Core
The Town of Aurora has identified within the Yonge Wellington Downtown Core (YWDC) the old Library and Fire Hall properties on Victoria Street as surplus. The Town of Aurora has an outstanding heritage district in the Yonge Wellington Downtown Core along with our treasured...
Tail That Wags the Dog
By Matt Maddocks. The last council meeting before “summer break” was interesting, to say the least. Is it just me, or does anyone else think that there must be something that happens when certain councilors, roused by the TV cameras and perhaps possessing an over-inflated sense of...
Aurora Votes! First, find the location of the above 'target painted on the wall' somewhere in Aurora. Almost 5,000 voters from Aurora voted online. Note that for the 2018-2022 Aurora Council term the number of Councillors was reduced from eight (8) to six (6)...
Town Hall
We would like to introduce a new post series on our Town Politics focus page - highlights from Aurora Council Meetings 'Reporting From Town Hill'. The topic will have a cartoon and will highlight general ideas covered in Council Meetings. But first, let us...
Clear Garbage Bag
No doubt that the majority of  the Town of Aurora residents are resisting the clear garbage bag program scheduled for implementation this summer. Despite the public resistance it was clear that during the General Committee meeting at the Town Hall on March 03, 2015 the majority of...
By Cllr John Abel, Aurora ON. On January 22, 2013 during the Town of Aurora Council meeting Council unanimously voted to support the Final Report on the New Agreement for the Provision of Cultural Services at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Most comments around the table were positive....
Town Clerk
A snapshot of the Council meeting at the Town of Aurora ON Town Hall on April 9th, 2013. Shown in the middle is Mayor Geoff Dawe (1st Mayoral Term, currently serving his 2nd Mayoral term) looking over at something on Neil Garbe's side, the former Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)...
Clear Bag
The more I think about clear bags the clearer the picture I have about the clear bag green initiative program. Ideally this initiative makes sense but in reality there are questions to be answered. I am not resisting change or anything to do with green initiatives. However,...
All Candidates Meeting
Today on September 30th, 2018 at Aurora Town Hall, Aurora Public Library hosted a Municipal Elections 2018 All Candidates Meeting. The following are presentations by the four Aurora Mayoral candidates. Geoff Dawe for Aurora Mayor
Cultural Centre
The public has to be confident that the way Town Hall does business as a routine is serving them well, and that the public is in fact getting the best possible value for money spent.The current Cultural Services Agreement (CSA) gives exclusive control of a Town...

Aurora Council Term 2018-2022

Aurora Recreational Cannabis

Aurora Recreational Cannabis Economy Will Be Booming

Perhaps it is the science part of the political science field that fascinates me the most. When I graduated from engineering over 20 years ago I remember telling myself, no more tests....
Motor Vehicle Collision

CYFS Motor Vehicle Collision Cost-Recovery Program Roll-Out

Starting January 2020 the Central York Fire Services (CYFS) will be rolling out a 2-year Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) cost-recovery pilot program that will allow CYFS to charge at-fault driver’s insurance company...
COVID-19

Will Aurora Council Increase Water Rates during COVID-19 State of Emergency?

Prompted by the current COVID-19 pandemic and the declared State of Emergency, this week the Town of Aurora will be conducting its first ever electronic Council meeting. The meeting...
Canopy of Lights Aurora

Canopy of Lights – Approved Yes, Feasible Maybe

It has been about two or three years since the Christmas tree on St. John’s Sideroad, just West of Yonge Street, was last illuminated. Driving by many times I noticed that the...
Town of Aurora

Town of Aurora 2019 Year in Review, My Perspective

Let me reflect on the Town of Aurora 2019 year in review from my perspective. I've decided to share below some of the highlights that caught my attention. Year...
Aurora Council

Aurora Council, Term 2018-2022, Installed and Working

It is hard to believe that I actually survived four years sitting at the Aurora Council meetings, at the Council Chambers and watched religiously Aurora General Committee, Council and Public Planning meetings....
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