June Newsletter

Dear friends,

June already, how did that happen?

I hope you are all enjoying time outside, with family friends or neighbours.  Summer is my favourite time.  I enjoy the warmer weather, and also the opportunity to connect with neighbours outdoors.

I hosted a successful ward meeting on May 25th at the Westmount Branch Public Library.  The topic of the meeting was environmental programs and the video for the meeting is available on facebook.  Each quarter I try to find topics that are relevant to our community, and ask staff to attend to share information with residents.  I am open to suggestions for future meetings – if there are specific programs or service areas you would like to learn about, let me know!

My ward meetings are also an opportunity for you to ask questions of me.  This month there were questions about playground flooding, taxes and real estate values. The minutes will be available in the near future on my website.

This month we also had one of the largest public participation meetings I have ever attended.  The topic was Shift – Rapid Transit.  Approximately 1,000 people attended the John Labatt Centre; several of them shared their concerns, thoughts, and support of the project.  Council has approved the Rapid Transit routes, and has removed the tunnel from the Richmond St. route.  This project will be transformational and will support the future growth of our city.  That being said, the discussion with the community can not end now.  I need you to keep communicating, asking questions and participating in the process.

This Saturday, June 3, the Urban League is promoting 100 in 1 day event.  There will be activities all over London to participate in and enjoy.  Take a look at this list of activities, and hopefully there is something for you!

Kind Regards,

Virginia Ridley
Councillor
Ward 10

Call or Text: 226-927-0539
Email: vridley@london.ca
300 Dufferin Ave, Suite 314
LONDON ON N6A 4L9

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