Mayor’s Response to LFPress Story

A City of London media release:

Date: Friday, October 19, 2012

Statement to Media

Statement from Mayor Fontana

The recent allegations reported in the London Free Press are of concern to me. As I stated yesterday (Thursday, October 18, 2012), and reiterated this morning to several media representatives, the documentation relating to the story has not been shared with me. I have not been contacted by anyone regarding these accusations (except the LFP). I was not aware of any investigation.

Londoners should know I will get to the bottom of this and I have started to obtain and review available documentation from 2005.

However, I will not respond to questions based on anonymous sources, rumours or speculation. I will deal with the facts and authenticated documents in a timely manner and with all due diligence.

I am confident a thorough and fair review will clearly demonstrate all transactions were proper and valid.

Honourable Joe Fontana
Mayor

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Bikes on London Sidewalks?

Here’s the unedited audio of the discussion that took place at City Hall today surrounding item #14 on the agenda of the Civic Works Committee, i.e. proposed changes to the Streets By-Law provisions which currently restrict bikes from being ridden on city sidewalks.

20120910.CivicWorks.14.BikesOnSidewalks.mp3

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2012/04/16 FAC – Council Procedure By-Law Changes

Senior civic administration recommended some pretty regressive changes to the Council Procedure By-Law, but at Monday’s meeting of the Finance and Administrative Committee they were rejected:

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2012/03/29 Presentation by Jack Gibbons

Jack Gibbons of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance gave this presentation to a London Ontario audience at the Central Library Wolf Performance Hall on 2012/03/29.

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2012/01/30 SPPC Meeting

The audio recording of yesterday’s Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee meeting is here:
http://bit.ly/zBtm62

The meeting agenda can be viewed on the City of London website:
http://sire.london.ca/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=215&doctype=AGENDA

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Council’s Response to the Provincial Ombudsman

From this week’s London City Council meeting. The discussion and the decision with respect to the request for information by the Provincial Ombudsman about a Nov. 7 closed door meeting which led to the eviction of the Occupy London group from Victoria Park: Continue reading

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City Manager Resignation

A City of London media release:

Mayor Joe Fontana announced today that he has regretfully accepted Jeff Fielding’s resignation from the City of London, effective January 29, 2012 as he moves on to a new position. Mr. Fielding will take up the position of City Manager, City of Burlington, effective January 30, 2012. Continue reading

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Elderly Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle

A London Police Service media release:

London Police are seeking the assistance of anyone who may have witnessed the pedestrian collision at Colborne Street and Horton Street last night, Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Continue reading

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This Week’s City Hall Meetings

Audio recordings of the 3 standing committee meetings that were held at City Hall this week:

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Lest We Forget

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7 y.o. Struck by Motor Vehicle

A London Police Service media release:

London Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in a motor vehicle collision. Continue reading

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2011 Red & White Day

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Pedestrian Killed in East End

A London Police Service media release:

On Thursday, October 20, 2011, at approximately 12:40 a.m. the London Police Service responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision where a pedestrian had been struck. The collision occurred near the intersection of Dundas Street and Vancouver Street. Continue reading

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This Week’s City Hall Recordings

Wednesday 2011/10/19 Finance & Administration Committee meeting
Wednesday 2011/10/17 Built & Natural Environment Committee meeting

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Online Enviro/Economic Roundtable

A City of London media release:

The City of London is set to launch an online forum – the Roundtable on the Environment and Economy – and is inviting Londoners who are interested to sign up. The Roundtable is an online conversation between Londoners and City staff on the environment, conservation and related economic issues. Continue reading

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