Author Archives: Ron Bolin

A 3.2% Tax Increase?

Ron Bolin: April 3, 2018 At tomorrow’s 9am Finance and Audit Committee meeting there will be a presentation of the 2018-2022 financial plan. It is worthy of your time and attention to review the document as it stands in its almost final and reasonably understandable form. If you, like I, cannot make it to the […]

Eight years and not much has changed…

Here is a post back from the first month of back in March of 2010 and it looks like we haven’t been able to change much in the political and ethical nature of governance in the City of Nanaimo.  Maybe the next eight years will be better… Got any ideas of how to […]

To Bin or not to Bin…That is the Question

Ron Bolin: March 31, 2018 The following email exchange relates to the issue of dealing with the new solid waste bins which are very problematic for various citizens and their locations even though they do NOT provide a full and complete service for standard household items. I have not had any further response as yet […]

Is Everybody h AAP y???

Ron Bolin: March 25, 2018 The Province has now granted the City of Nanaimo authorization to hold an AAP process which, if successful ( i.e. does not draw more than 6842 votes) will allow the City to borrow up to $17 million dollars for up to 20 years for a new Fire Station in downtown […]

What Does DRTEP Mean to You?

Ron Bolin: March 22, 2018   If you are like me you didn’t have an inkling about DRTEP until you went to look at the agenda or video of the Finance and Audit Committee (another name for City Council) meeting of March 14 of this year or looked at the agenda for next Monday’s (March […]

Thoughts on Council’s Open meeting of March 19, 2018

Ron Bolin: March 20, 2018 Kudos to City Hall for providing an interim report and documentation of Meetings on the afternoon following the meeting. Go to “Your Government” in the City’s Front Page, then click on “All News” under “News and Events”, and finally on the “Council Meeting Summary” for the day. In […]

OIPCBC Goldner Report Refusal

Ron Bolin: March 18, 2018 On Friday last I received written notice from the OIPCBC Investigator dealing with my request for the Goldner Report.  Read it here: OIPCBC Mar 9 20180316_12550482 In short, it informs me that my request to see the Goldner Report, in either full or redacted form, has been refused and that […]

March 12 Nanaimo COW

Ron Bolin: March 13, 2018 The Motions passed at the meeting can be found at:—summary The Video of the meeting can be found at: Agenda Items can be located on the video by clicking on the item found in the index beneath the screen. The meeting opened without the Mayor’s usual harangue about […]

Notes on the Council Meeting of March 5, 2018

Ron Bolin: March 6, 2018 Prior to the adoption of the agenda, a Request was made via the addendum that Reconsideration of the Development Variance Permit Application for DVP335 – 191 King Road which was defeated at Council’s March 19 Council meeting, be given reconsideration. The request was successful and was set as agenda item […]

Notes on Feb 19, 2018 Council Meeting

The Roundup on Nanaimo City Council meeting Feb 19 Click on “The Roundup…” above… When you have read it, you only need to back up to comment…  I have used this method as it provides better readability than does placing a Word/pdf  document into WordPress..  At least to my way of thinking…