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  1. Open at least one warming centre in Barrie now. There seemed to be only 1 member of council at yesterday's gathering.

    Yesterday it appeared that only 1 member of the city of Barrie Council was listening to a crowd of people who wanted a warming centre; and another issue regarding poverty and homelessness is to ensure through laws that affordable housing is available in Barrie. Rents are out of reach for many, and purchasing is the same.

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  2. Lower parking rates

    Please consider lowering parking rates. $10 per hour seems to give the message to visitors that we don’t want them here. What about something like $3 per hour?

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  3. Could have notice boards so we can enjoy seeing upcoming events

    Toronto has free standing notice boards. It would be great to have them in Barrie

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  4. Stop installing speed bumps. There are better ways

    Speed bumps are a poor method of traffic control that nobody likes and I find embarrassing. Instead Barrie should be looking at creating chicanes, corner extensions, lane narrowing, median barriers, traffic islands, half closures, and raised crosswalks as a more pleasant and less ugly way to improve road safety.
    This would have the added benefit of improving cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, something Barrie forgets about the moment you step off the lakeshore.
    To keep a long list of references short here are only a few
    -NACTO publication of urban bikeway design guide
    -Traffic Calming Benefits, Costs, and Equity Impacts. (1999).…

    6 votes
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  5. Cheaper transit for high school students or expand the school bus zones

    I am just out of reach from the school bus zone to get a bus to school so I must walk 45 minutes or take transit which I do, my sister and I pay a total of 60$ sometimes twice a month for just two passes!!

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  6. To allow people to park Motor Vehicles without license plates on their driveway

    Why on earth is it a city bylaw to not allow people to park cars on their own driveway that they paid for with an unplated vehicle it is your driveway you paid for why would this make any sense? I think we should get rid of this bylaw as it has no purpose other than taking money from people who don't have a lot of storage space.

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  7. Implement Buskers Licences

    In cities around the world. You will see professional Buskers. In the streets. From musicians in the TTC tunnels. To magicians, and Human statues. In London, Sydney, and New York.

    What many passers by don’t realize. Is that these professional performers. Actually apply to the City. To get licences to perform. I believe that Barrie, could benefit from such a strategy.

    Many would agree. That pan handling in our City. Has gotten out of control. By offering Professional Performers spots in some of the more high traffic areas. We can cut down on vagrants with cardboard. Well boosting our cultural…

    3 votes
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  8. Short time to reach Ambulance or firetruck

    Pardon my English as I am not first English speaker.

    I always thinking how cool is that, when an Ambulance or firetruck sets its destination, and ready to spin tire on road.

    The nearby 500m in radius' traffic light always turns or keeps green.

    So Ambulance or firetruck doesn't has to stop near intersection.

    Once the Ambulance or firetruck passed that signal then next signal on the way does the same.

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  9. Backyard chimney fire pit

    my neighbors called the fire department on me for having a fire Friday afternoon around 6pm in a chimney fire pit.. 5 fire men came to ask me to put it out. 5? I mean come on I’m sure they are needed more urgently elsewhere.. what a waste of tax payers money.. for some thing small like that couldn’t 1 fireman come… I mean they literally stood there all 5 while I got out the hose and put the ember only fire out.. there wasn’t even a flame anymore and they send 5!! Then they told me the fire permit…

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  10. No parking 12 feet before or after traffic control bumps

    Restrict parking on the streets where the traffic control speed bumps are located. At least 12 feet before and after the speed bumps. It is difficult to drive down the street with cars parked so close / on the speed bumps.

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  11. Innovative Library

    Create an innovative library (similar to Innisfil's). They have a recording studio, coding classes, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, and embroidery machine and so many community programs and initiatives for people of all ages. Having libraries such as things brings people in and creates a wonderful sense of community, while giving children the opportunity to learn new skills.

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  12. Missing Dog(please help us)

    Dogs name: Chaun Chaun
    This Dog is a black and white Border Collie.
    He is friendly, doesn't bite, and is medium-sized. He also has no collar. He was missing from Sunday, August 21st at 4 pm. He was last seen on August 22nd in Lockhart Road at 9 am.
    Please help us bring our furry friend back home.
    Please call if you have any information on his whereabouts.
    If possible, bring him back home.
    my cell phone: 705-970-5850
    address: 4Catherine Drive, Barrie ON
    Cash reward:$100-$200

    3 votes
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  13. Increase the speed limit on Harvie road between Veteran's drive at Bayview drive

    Can the City increase the speed limit on Harvie Road between Veterans drive and Bayview drive to 60kms/ hr from 50 kms/hr?

    Veterans drive is 60 kms /hr ( residential and school crossing on this road).

    Very few homes on the stretch of Harvie road between Veterans drive and Bayview drive.

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  15. Splash pads

    We need more splash pads in Barrie near Mapleview and huronia

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  16. Build an outdoor pool so citizens of all ages can cool off

    Beaches are way too overcrowded in the summer months. The current population and the tourist population has become so vast that it is impossible to find parking or beach area to sit. Due to the risks involved in contracting COVID, many residents prefer to be outside instead of using indoor pools. The recreation centre's also limit the use of public swim times that are available to residents.

    11 votes
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  17. Keep Meridian Place public all the time

    Program the stage with local talent like the City of Barrie mandate states. Reach out to local bands, theatre groups etc. Big fences with black out material is ugly. Events like that should find another locale. A city square should be for all. All the time.

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  18. Bulk item removal for large items

    A lot of people now a days can’t afford a lot and when we do get given new things like couches and beds from friends or family we need to get rid of the old items, a lot of people can’t afford to pay someone $260 for couches to be picked up and gotten rid of, other cities have bulky removal it would be a great help for us to get it too

    7 votes
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  19. Painswick community needs a splash pad

    Painswick community needs a splash pad

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  20. Allow backyard chickens in Barrie.

    This has been an ongoing issue, get it together Barrie.
    Backyard hens allow for sustainability in helping keep down bug and pest population, enrich soil vegetation and also give back eggs!! They are not only easy to care for, but help provide fun in learning and caring for animals for kids and families to enjoy.
    I don't know why Barrie is so against this? Or they keep hesitating to move forward the motion to approve it???! Get with the times Barrie; what is the harm in having a little bit of country in your backyard? Its better than the sprawling…

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