Philip Mcleod

The McLeod Report - London, Ontario

A regular commentary on civic affairs in London, Canada by journalist Philip McLeod.

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"There is only one taxpayer, whether the province pays or the city pays."
Ward 4 councillor Jesse Helmer, on March 2, during a committee debate over what buildings should be saved on the old Victoria Hospital campus.

Civic Calendar

CIVIC MEETINGS

MONDAY, MARCH 21
Strategic Priorities & Policy Committee
4 p.m., Council Chambers (public access 3rd floor), City Hall, 300 Dufferin Ave. Public invited. Phone 519-661-4500 Agenda here

TUESDAY, MARCH 22
City Council
4 p.m., Council Chambers (public access 3rd floor), City Hall, 300 Dufferin Ave. Public invited. Phone 519-661-4500 Agenda here

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News

LONDON (May 11) -- The ban prohibiting overnight parking on city streets eases for the summer as of this Victoria Day weekend, except for those streets identified by signs as being enforced.

LONDON (Feb. 18) – By unanimous vote, a city council committee has recommended food trucks be allowed on the streets of London this year.

LONDON (Dec. 9) – The new city council has appointed members for its standing committees, all except the investment and economic prosperity committee which has been put on hold pending review.

LONDON (Dec. 9) – The City Hall community flag was lowered to half-staff and a book of condolences opened in the lobby as London mourned the death of former mayor Tom Gosnell. 

LONDON (Dec. 2) – City council has approved the annual Christmas season gift to London shoppers – free parking at selected on-street meter locations downtown, along Richmond Row and in Old East Village.