With swearing in happening next week - figured a new council merits a new discussion forum.
The city has no end of challenges to manage over the coming years, and in a context that is challenging. We are coming out of a pandemic that has been difficult - with declines in public safety, interest rates now surging and inflation running at decades long highs. We have a public that wasn't happy with the last council (see: MNP report) and will likely need the next council to win them over.
Looking at the council coming in - there are some reasons to be hopeful and some reasons to be hesitant.
First (likely) orders of business - the Missing Middle Housing Initiative (likely to pass), the MNP Governance Review and the redevelopment of Harris Green.