thunder bay satisfaction report
Interesting. Evidently it CAN be done. Cities can get rid of slackers. Managers responsible should be canned first. Then go after the bargaining unit workers only if they were acting against their supervisors instructions. Managers are ultimately responsible and should pay the price. That is why they get paid the big bucks.
I am not sure exactly how things work at City Hall. I would have thought that when a company wants to dig holes in publicly owned infrastructure, that company would have to go to City Hall, meet with one of our high priced managers, lets say, Darrell Matson. Manager of Infrastructure and Operations, and lay […]
Thunder Bay is a winter city. It has been for ever. True, winters of late have been on the milder side with snow making its appearance later than normal. The snow does come eventually. So, with the knowledge that clearing snow off of the streets and sidewalks is inevitable, a person might think that the […]
The sign over the windshield states that, for reasons of passenger safety, Federal law prohibits the operation of this vehicle with anyone standing in front of the yellow line. There must be a good reason for having that sign on every bus in our city. It appears to be fairly important as that sign is also […]
The homicide capital of Canada for the second straight year was Thunder Bay, with a rate of 4.2 homicides per 100,000 population. – Toronto Star January 7, 2012 (full article here) Two years running? Possible dynasty in the making here. I always say if you do anything, do it well.
economy [ɪˈkɒnəmɪ] n pl -mies 1. careful management of resources to avoid unnecessary expenditure or waste; thrift 2. a means or instance of this; saving 3. sparing, restrained, or efficient use, esp to achieve the maximum effect for the minimum effort economy of language So…when you think about the Thunder Bay economy, do any of the above definitions come to mind? The […]
I wonder what the new plan will look like?
This sidewalk is on Algoma Street. It was constructed late summer 2012. It is brand new. There is no reason for that water to sit there. Water on sidewalks should drain. Its a matter of engineering, planning, design and construction. Obviously, the City of Thunder Bay has ineffective quality control, if it has any […]
The 2011 Thunder Bay Citizen Satisfaction Survey is out. Some thoughts. I mean…my spin. The residential survey was conducted by telephone between February 21 and 28, 2011. Five-hundred people chosen at random. Thunder Bay residents have several choices when it comes to telephone service. Land lines through TBaytel and Shaw as well as cellphone through […]