My Approach to Curbside

  • by Jeff
  • Jan 26, 2016
Recycling bins

I did not vote against curbside recycling; I voted against a resolution that proposed one method of implementing a curbside recycling program. I want a curbside recycling program in Lethbridge, but I want to ensure we do it right.

Curb side recycling continued ...

  • by Jeff
  • Feb 10, 2015
recycling bins
Monday afternoon, Finance Committee dedicated more time discussing and questioning a (potential) curb side* recycling program. After two hours, a resolution to recommend** a blue bin program was presented. While I have issues with the manner in which our Administration is suggesting we implement and operate the program, I support the concept and I believed that Council should deliberate the program with broader considerations. As such, I voted in favour of the resolution.

The "how" of curb side recycling

  • by Jeff
  • Jan 27, 2015
recycle

I support a fully integrated curb side waste management system: black bin, blue bin and green bin. My vision of Lethbridge includes this reality. It's the "how" that currently challenges me.

A Tragedy in Two Acts

  • by Jeff
  • Feb 03, 2014
A Tragedy in II Acts
 
Act I
 
Last week, residents of our community were publicly attacked and I missed it: completely missed it. 
 

Moving towards our dreams.

  • by Jeff
  • Oct 22, 2013
We are in the boat together!

It's 1:00 am Tuesday morning, and the evening's events haven't quite sunk in. So briefly ...

First, please accept a deep and heart-felt "thank you" to everyone who supported me, encouraged me and kept me informed, over the past term. This is not a job one can do in isolation: certainly, not successfully. As such, I appreciate how many of you contributed to my growth and determination during the past two and one half years. Thank you!

My Survey Answers

  • by Jeff
  • Oct 08, 2013
My Survey Answers

During this election campaign, various organizations have been surveying candidates to discover our position on specific issues. While the surveys do tend to be issue specific, I believe that you - the voter - should also have access to my responses. Since these surveys are posted in various locations on the Internet, I thought it would be easier and helpful to simply share my responses in one place.  

Here is the list of organizations who have sent surveys (thus far) and my responses:

Drilling in Lethbridge

  • by Jeff
  • Sep 23, 2013
Drilling in Lethbridge

An oil exploration company has secured the mineral rights for three potential wells located in the southwest corner of the city, approximately 1.5 kms (‘as the crow flies’) from the Sunridge neighbourhood. At City Council on Monday (September 16th), Council that we do not support oil and gas exploration or drilling within our boundary.

Why I chose to walk

  • by Jeff
  • Sep 20, 2013
Walk a Mile in her Shoes Jeff Coffman

Support for the Lethbridge YWCA and its programs is - what we call - a "no brainer." The organization, its staff and volunteers offer programs and services desperately needed in our community. So, attending the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event is another way to support this valuable agency. However, I'm a bit picky about my footwear.

Building a City

  • by Jeff
  • Aug 27, 2013
Building a City

I recently saw this image on Twitter (via , originating from and learningneverstops.wordpress.com. Thank you both for sharing it!). It’s an amazing schematic of the outcomes of exclusion, segregation, integration and inclusion. Of course, “inclusion” is the goal we should be trying to achieve in our community and in society.

CIty budget - George Carlin style

  • by Jeff
  • Aug 24, 2013
Councillor Jeff Coffman

The late comedian, George Carlin, once said that the "meaning of life seems to be about trying to find a place to put my stuff." His "Stuff" routine really emphasized the significance - or insignificance - of 'stuff' in our lives.