Council Follow-up, week of April 18

A quiet week, due to the Easter long weekend. A disappointing backslide from the BIA on the transparency front.


Circulation List: https://barrie.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=951829&GUID=C2331697-E720-4F89-9BDA-9DBF52D2DEAA&Options=info|&Search=



Downtown Barrie BIA


Minutes: not yet available

Watch Online: not made available

Agenda: not made available

Engage's Summary: not possible, since we were not given notice of the date change, nor are members allowed access to the video after the meeting is concluded


A very disappointing step away from transparency and accountability – this meeting was originally scheduled for April 26, and no notice of the change was given to membership. Considering that 1) no Agenda was posted on the website, either, and 2) the BIA voted down allowing member access to meeting videos last month, it appears all members will have to wait several months until they post the minutes to know what was discussed.



Arts Advisory Committee


Minutes: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=M&ID=906694&GUID=265A0E2E-CB8C-4BB5-ABB9-6ABE20E0D751

Watch Again: https://youtu.be/uWSY-UyH1Dw

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=906694&GUID=265A0E2E-CB8C-4BB5-ABB9-6ABE20E0D751

Engage's Summary: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/arts-advisory-committee-tuesday-april-19-10am

A presentation by Dawn McAlpine giving an update on the Performing Arts Centre.



Communities In Bloom


Minutes: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=M&ID=908719&GUID=C7BED1F8-4D8E-4506-8341-B2077FD14C53

Watch Again: https://youtu.be/us6RkxzJLsw

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=908719&GUID=C7BED1F8-4D8E-4506-8341-B2077FD14C53

Engage's Summary: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/communities-in-bloom-committee-thursday-april-21-4pm


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