Several significant topics were on the plate of the November 7th Council Meeting. First was a budget update from CFO, Karen Blow which morphed into what became a very important and prescient discussion on the Core Service Review and finally another overview of the Snug Cove Village and Transportation Plan documents from BIM Planner, Hap Stelling.
From this viewer's perspective the most important portion of the meeting came about when Mayor Turner underlined the importance of what was being talked about was in preparation for the Core Service Review. This Review is intended, as the Mayor put it, as a strategic exercise, to look at the Muni's service offering from a very high level to provide analysis to see how we can be more efficient with expenditure. He was quite adamant that this exercise was not simply going to be a nip and tuck exercise and it was of the utmost importance to get on with it as it will be essential groundwork for the next Council.
I would highly recommend that all electoral Candidate's watch the proceedings as the results of this will have a great effect on whomever is elected to office on November 19th.
Key portions of the meeting have been flagged out with Chapter Markers. They can be utilized from the drop down menu that appears to the right of the scrub bar if you have QuickTime version 7 installed on your Mac or Windows machine.
I apologize for the rather crude filming style for this Council Meeting. This camera operator arrived at the meeting without a key piece of gear that attaches the camera to the tripod. I found a solution but the style is a bit on the funky side.
If you wish to watch the video of the presentation, you can Download the video here [QuickTime - 549.76 MB] ( with Internet Explorer use right-click > save target as, on a Mac use control-click > save link as... ) or you can watch online after the break