The Burg Watch is 11 Years Old

In 2011, following the 2010 election, I was the first in Amherstburg to create a blog as a reminder to voters heading to polls.

Posts were about:

  • Ombudsman Reports regarding in camera meetings in 2011, 2018, 2022
  • budgets
  • audits
  • over expenditures
  • police costings
  • lack of accountability and transparency
  • lack of commitment to accessibility
  • inaccessible town hall and Gordon House
  • privacy breaches
  • FOI requests
  • priorities
  • inconsistencies
  • dismissive behaviour
  • council divisions
  • lack of decorum
  • conflicts of interest
  • parking

For history buffs

After the historical burg watch was created, the ACRG, Amherstburg Citizens for Responsible Government created amherstburg1, which was followed by amherstburg2 and then several ‘Amherstburg’ pages and copycats; some still remain anonymous.

The burg watch facilitated three election campaign questions to the candidates and all were a learning experience. The most recent seemed to be the most vicious both in the rumours around town and the personal attacks on me.

Thank you to those who follow and stay connected.