As I said, I’ve supported citizen initiatives in the past and believe there is a place for them in our system of governance. But these referenda represent a poorly crafted set of ordinances with unintended and self defeating consequences. No matter how passionately you feel about these issues, passing these referendum questions is not the right way to get this work done.
So, I ask, how much is a little girl worth? How much priority should be placed on communicating that the fullest weight of the law will be used to protect another innocent child from the soul shattering devastation that sexual assault brings? I submit to you that these children are worth everything. Worth every protection the law can offer. Worth the maximum sentence..
When appointed Foreign Affairs Minister by Justin Trudeau Francois Philippe Champagne still had two mortgages, with an outstanding balance of $1.2 million, with the state owned Bank of China. When you owe someone more than $1 million, the potential for influence and abuse is ever present. Small wonder he stated on Chinese State TV that communist stands out as a beacon of stability, predictability, a rule based system, a very inclusive society.
The US Navy said the operation, the first under US President Joe Biden, was part of efforts to challenge “excessive maritime claims around the world, regardless of the identity of the claimant”. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that in their public statements, the leaders of Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriots are “outside the framework” of an envisioned federation made up of Greek and Turkish speaking zones that the two sides agreed would form the basis of a peace deal more than 40 years ago. Borrell said that he will submit proposals for such action when he chairs the next meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers on Feb.
For proposed sidewalk or bike lane closures on Arterial or Collector classified streets, the applicant shall notify the Alderperson a minimum of five working days prior to the proposed closure. Closures shall not occur until there is a demonstrated need to do so. ?.
The week of May 14 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the , the James Madison Park Design Concepts Workshop: Master Plan and Park Shelter, the Task Force on Structure of City Government, the Common Council Executive Committee, the Common Council, the Street Use Staff Commission, the Board of Public Works, the Economic Development Committee, the Alcohol License Review Committee, the Urban Forestry Task Force, and the Zoning Board of Appeals. The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in. I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern so please send me an email or give me a call..