All posts by Kim

Municipal Impacts of Bill 109

Royal Assent of the More Homes for Everyone Act Means Royal Headaches for Municipalities Royal assent of Bill 109, the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022, stands to create some royal headaches for municipalities. We hear, time and again, that municipalities are the children of the province. During post-pandemic recovery, when provincial uploads in the … Continue reading Municipal Impacts of Bill 109

Women in Politics in Peterborough

I was deeply disappointed to read Sylvia Sutherland’s opinion column of November 17, 2021, which referenced an earlier article by Taylor Clysdale about the growing storm of harassment facing women politicians in Peterborough. Right out of the gate, Ms. Sutherland conflated two separate issues discussed in Mr. Clysdale’s article – first, the tactics that I … Continue reading Women in Politics in Peterborough

Negotiating Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Requirements

There is no doubt that keeping up with next steps in the evolving COVID-19 response is challenging!  Given that the Ontario government has recently announced a September 22, 2021 start of an  “enhanced COVID-19 vaccine certification” system, I wanted to share information that will give you quick and easy access to your vaccination receipts, in … Continue reading Negotiating Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Requirements

Sharing My Decision on the 2022 Municipal Election

With 500 days to go before the next municipal election, I want to share that after much reflection, I’ve decided I will not run again in 2022. It is a great privilege to represent the constituents of Otonabee Ward and I thank them for the opportunity. Please know that I will continue to work hard … Continue reading Sharing My Decision on the 2022 Municipal Election

#GoSlowPtbo Resonates with Resident of Sault Ste. Marie

I was recently contacted by a resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Mr. Simone Baj, who discovered the #GoSlowPtbo traffic calming campaign when searching for solutions to educate drivers in his own neighbourhood of Foxborough Trail. It’s exciting to connect with a transportation safety advocate from another Ontario city, and I am thrilled to be sharing … Continue reading #GoSlowPtbo Resonates with Resident of Sault Ste. Marie

Have your say on Peterborough’s 2022 budget

The Budget Roadshow brings citizens together to map the future  Like most things this year, our annual city Budget Roadshow is going virtual with an optional phone-in opportunity too.   Each year, city council considers community priorities, expected service levels, and legislated responsibilities as it sets the operating and capital budgets for the city of Peterborough.   … Continue reading Have your say on Peterborough’s 2022 budget

Where do we fail to #GoSlowPtbo?

Where are Peterborians concerned about speedy drivers? On November 4th, 2020, I officially launched the #GoSlowPtbo campaign – right before the ground froze! Now, at the midpoint of the campaign, 161 signs have been delivered to 140 separate addresses.   By Valentine’s Day, signs were on 133 city lawns and 7 signs had been placed … Continue reading Where do we fail to #GoSlowPtbo?

Go Slow Ptbo Traffic Calming Pilot Project

Keeping our community safer with #GoSlowPtbo One of the key issues that I have heard about consistently from constituents is the need to find a way to keep our neighbourhoods safer by encouraging drivers to slow down. I’m all about safe roads for everyone.  That is why I am launching the #GoSlowPtbo initiative to help … Continue reading Go Slow Ptbo Traffic Calming Pilot Project

Local council should be an open door to everyone who wants to lead

Sharing my thoughts on the Peterborough Examiner Story:   Clarke gives up his 2021 pay hike and urges fellow councillors to do the same Leadership comes in many forms, and irrespective of the motivation, taking the plunge to run for office is a big commitment. Municipal council is the most accessible level of government, often allowing … Continue reading Local council should be an open door to everyone who wants to lead