Dave Haacke

Plan to Construct 28,000 New Housing Units in Eastern Ontario over the next Seven Years Presented to Council
Representatives of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) Peterborough County Warden, Bonnie Clark and former Chief Administrative Officer of Hastings County, Jim Pine, brought forward their plan to quickly build new housing units in the region over the next seven years, known as the Seven and Seven Regional Housing Plan. The plan, as Pine explained it during General Committee on October 2nd, is to build 7,000 new units of social housing over the next seven years in addition to 21,000 market-rate rental units in that same timeframe.
Council's Advocacy Required for Peterborough Community Health Centre Application
In a presentation to Councillors on October 2nd, 2023, Jonathan Bennett, chair of Peterborough Community Health Centre, discussed the widespread community support for the development of a Peterborough CHC has been growing since Bennett and his partners put forward an application in June of this year following the Ontario budget’s inclusion of $30M for the development of new health teams across the province. Decisions on funding are expected later this year.
“An Extremely Extraordinary Situation”: the Fight for a 5% Tax Rate Drags on at City Hall
What promised to be a short meeting of Peterborough City Council found itself dragged into unforeseen deliberations on Monday August 28th, as the recommended tax rate increases for the upcoming 2024 budget once again became a topic of debate.
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