Sam speaks with Barrie Public Library’s CEO Lauren Jessop on the 2021 budget, the impact of COVID-19, and a planned expansion into the neighbourhood of Holly.
In this episode of In Conversation, we discuss Barrie’s Police budget. First, Chief Greenwood addresses Barrie City Council. She says the budget can’t be cut this year. Next, Barrie resident Amber Beckett talks about her experience advocating for Police budge re-allocation.
Barrie's Opioid Crisis
Barrie’s discussion about a downtown Supervised Consumption Site has stretched on for years.
City Council’s multiple motions to wait on the decision of where to put a SCS site stretched from 2019 into 2020, with the pandemic causing a halt to the decision making process entirely.