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Happy summer (I hope) to residents of Ward 9! While things might be slowing down somewhat over the coming months, there’s still plenty happening in London! Londoners will be asking important questions over the coming months and I want to address a couple of items.
Elections matter. At all levels. I learned very early what it meant to be held to a higher standard, that my ethics and integrity would be scrutinized, as should be. The public and my fellow Councillors have every right to know why I vote the way I do, and I expect the same of them, it’s why we go on record.
The public also has the right to honest information, that the media must get their facts correct and issue retractions when they don’t. The public has a right to know who influences politicians and candidates, that’s why donor lists are part of the record, and the public has the right to know who is behind election campaigns, both for the candidates themselves and any third-parties lobbying citizens.
Councillors have been receiving many comments and questions about the Gateway Casino application for Wonderland Rd. To address some of these questions, Councillors Paul Van Meerbergen, Elizabeth Peloza and I are hosting a Community Meeting on Mon. July 8, at the Bostwick Community Centre from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Staff will be on hand to take your comments and questions about the rezoning application. We invite all Londoners to attend.
Council will be working on the City budget over the next couple of weeks. There is a direct link to budget information and interactive tools on my website at www.annahopkins.ca where you can see the impact of your priorities on the budget bottom line.
Lastly it gave me great pleasure to see the enthusiasm and participation at London’s “Jurassic Park” as we celebrated together with the Toronto Raptors’ NBA title. This is the kind of fun place Dundas Square was intended to be and it was wonderful to host the events. We look forward to many more opportunities to use this great space!
Enjoy the summer and be safe everyone! Please contact me at email@example.com, 226-927-0439 or via the contact page on this website at www.annahopkins.ca to discuss your concerns, issues or what’s happening in your areas.
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The City of London is making adjustments to City-managed parking lots and on-street parking affected by construction conditions to provide the best possible access to local businesses. Check the link below to see the map and find details.
Interested in commenting on upcoming development Applications?
Check the Calendar page to see Notices arranged by comment DUE DATE. Where available, links and documents are attached.
Gypsy Moth Infestation Update
We have received an update from Jill-Ann Spence, Manager, Urban Forestry on this issue. We encourage residents to report addresses to her as the City is actively mapping locations to determine the extent of the problem and how to address it. She can be reached at the information below:
Manager, Urban Forestry
Road Operations & Forestry Division
City of London
267 Dundas Street, 3rd Floor, London ON N6A 1H2
P: 519.661.CITY (2489) Ext. 4977 | Fax: 519.963.1483
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.london.ca
Below is the information we have.
We are still encouraging residents to keep their eyes out for the egg masses and destroying them (scraping them off in the buckets of soapy water) as this will have a big impact on the population.
One good thing is that many of the caterpillars we are seeing now are dead due to the naturally occurring virus. Gypsy moth has a few “natural predators” that follow along behind pest outbreaks and they are what really has an impact on managing their population. These dead caterpillars can be seen along the main trunk and branches of trees hanging upside down in a “V” shape.
Please keep those calls and emails coming in. It's very important that the Forestry team have accurate information to be able to know how best to address the problem!
It's Construction season again!
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