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Notes From the Rafters
Notes From the Rafters: War and Peace Edition (26/10/2020)
We had some laughs, we had some tears, and we had some detailed recaps of city council meetings in St. John’s. Now it’s time to ride off into the sunset.
October 28, 2020
Notes From the Rafters
Notes From the Rafters: 19 October 2020
Reminder that if you want gossip, the absolute best place to look is at the Building Permits and Development Permits lists.
October 20, 2020
Notes From the Rafters: 13 October 2020
I’m going to spray paint “Edmundo! Fausto!” across the back of my jean jacket.
October 14, 2020
Notes From the Rafters: 5 October 2020
Picking our contractors solely on meeting minimum standards and price points makes me nervous. I’d like assurance money is spent well, not just reluctantly.
October 6, 2020
Notes From the Rafters: 28 September 2020
We are told that the City “values the input” of the inclusion committee on winter sidewalk clearing… but clearly not their actual quality of life.
September 29, 2020
Notes From the Rafters: 14 September 2020
How is the democratic process supposed to work? If we're cavalier about limiting offline public engagement, we risk de-prioritizing full and fair democracy.
September 15, 2020
Notes From the Rafters: Who’s Who in the Race for Ward 2
With literally nothing of interest to report from this week’s meeting, let's take this opportunity to gossip about the Ward 2 candidates so far.
September 9, 2020
Notes From the Rafters: 17 August 2020
Council's first meeting without Hope; the great Car Concert of 2020; finding the proper Werkliv balance; smelly Southlands water; and much more!
August 18, 2020
Notes from the Rafters: 4 August 2020
Hope Jamieson's final council meeting involved a bit of blood, sweat, and tears—plus a little urine in a cup. Also: sucks to your "property values"!
August 5, 2020
Notes from the Rafters: 20 July, 2020
Council is chafing in the muggy summer heat. Not a few councillors and/or mayors and deputy mayors sounded fed up with the rules of council…
July 21, 2020
Notes From the Rafters: 6 July, 2020
Council is back in socially-distant session at the Bunker, and it's as glorious as you expected.
July 7, 2020
Notes From the Rafters: 23 June, 2020
Council is also moving to get space adjacent to Bannerman Park for a mobile food vendor to lease. Do you hear that, taco trucks?!
June 24, 2020
Notes From the Rafters: 8 June 2020
Come for the updates on garage-top hotels and greenlighting deck roofs in a heritage zone. Stay for the rare photo documentation of Cllr Wally Collins.
June 9, 2020