Jeff Lehman

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Jeff Lehman said : "Especially given how strong the market is, especially given we've got cranes going up in the downtown for the first time in many years," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman added : "We want more people living in the downtown," "It is one of the best ways to make it safer and stronger. The best way for us to get more shops and services into the downtown core" External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "The gatherings that put people's lives at risk need to stop," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We have among the highest proportion of kids in our population of any major city in the country," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "Business is an important part of a healthy city from a whole bunch of different points of view, including our tax base," External link

barrie Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "There's a lot of savings when it comes to running the service less when it's less busy," External link

barrie Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:25:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "I've seen the videos of the violent arrest on Dunlop Street," External link

cp24 Friday, February 5, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "Council was very concerned with the economic conditions in COVID, that we do everything possible to lower the tax increase, but not cut services," "This is very much a stay the course budget" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “With the uncertainty of COVID, it’s my goal to bring the tax increase a long way down from where it is,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m very pleased we ended up at 0.9. It’s certainly the lowest increase in my time as mayor and in many many years, I think, before that as well,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The situation at Roberta Place is tragic and heartbreaking to all of us in Barrie,” External link

cknw Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The situation at Roberta Place is tragic and heartbreaking to all of us in Barrie,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "The scale is certainly controversial. However, it is a very, very substantial development and investment by a credible organization," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman added : "I think council is looking at the impact of the development on the city as a whole, but also, there is a very real concern, of course, for the people who live right beside it," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This will help support the economy of downtown and the hard-hit small business and restaurant sector as we move into the Christmas shopping season," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "Today is very much that critical first step towards a longer-term healthier community, and collaboration that I believe will benefit our residents for the longer term," External link

barrie Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "They're creating, frankly, an unsustainable level of demand on all of our services," External link

barrie Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Keeping approval costs and timelines down makes it easier to get affordable housing built and fights high rents and housing prices, a key priority of Council,” “It also helps power our economy as we navigate COVID-19” External link

simcoe Friday, October 2, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Keeping approval costs and timelines down makes it easier to get affordable housing built and fights high rents and housing prices, a key priority of Council,” “It also helps power our economy as we navigate COVID-19” External link

simcoe Friday, October 2, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We directed our staff to come up with revenue sources,” “We need to make an effort to at least explore these. I don’t believe commercial advertising belongs in our parks or public spaces. (But) this is the exception for me. It’s a rail corridor, folks” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We have a shared responsibility to stop anti-Semitism in all its forms through education and public consciousness as antisemitic demonstrations continue to threaten communities and undermine democracy,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “In my opinion, these are the things most seriously needed additional treatment options and supervised consumption,” “Unfortunately right now, so much depends on the availability and the capacity of people within the health-care system, which is currently greatly affected by COVID. If we can keep a second wave at bay, I believe these initiatives can move forward” External link

simcoe Monday, September 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The story over the last year is, unsurprisingly, two stories: pre-COVID and since,” “Prior to COVID, we were making real progress. While COVID remains an emergency ... the opioid crisis specifically poisoned drugs continues to kill people in our community. We have the very difficult task of trying to fight this crisis in the midst of the pandemic” External link

simcoe Monday, September 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “In my opinion, these are the things most seriously needed additional treatment options and supervised consumption,” “Unfortunately right now, so much depends on the availability and the capacity of people within the health-care system, which is currently greatly affected by COVID. If we can keep a second wave at bay, I believe these initiatives can move forward” External link

simcoe Monday, September 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We have a shared responsibility to stop anti-Semitism in all its forms through education and public consciousness as antisemitic demonstrations continue to threaten communities and undermine democracy,” External link

simcoe Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We're interested in seeing that happen in Barrie," "There is more work to be done, to build out that model, to build the capacity of that organization" External link

barrie Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Shak’s World’s been able to partner with two local organizations,” “The sentiment around the table is this can be a very good thing. This is a community leader we want to assist. This is a vision in development” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Shak’s World’s been able to partner with two local organizations,” “The sentiment around the table is this can be a very good thing. This is a community leader we want to assist. This is a vision in development” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : "I think we should be open to the recommendations of public health," "We've just been through six months of our entire lives being guided by the recommendations of public health for good reason, because we had a crisis that was killing people. This is as well" External link

barrie Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Free transit needs to come to an end at some point and that point is next week,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “Some of the services to replace police don’t exist at all,” External link

simcoe Friday, July 24, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "All of us at NYU Shanghai are looking forward to welcoming these visitors into our community this fall," "These are challenging times, and it is gratifying to know that our university can continue to promote healthy bridges between China and the rest of the world while we await the restoration of more normal opportunities to travel across national borders" External link

ecns Monday, July 20, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "All of us at NYU Shanghai are looking forward to welcoming these visitors into our community this fall," "These are challenging times, and it is gratifying to know that our university can continue to promote healthy bridges between China and the rest of the world while we await the restoration of more normal opportunities to travel across national borders" External link

peopledaily Monday, July 20, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s lots of concern and discussion around the heavy use of beaches and waterfront parks in Barrie,” External link

cknw Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s lots of concern and discussion around the heavy use of beaches and waterfront parks in Barrie,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman wrote : “I’m glad the perpetrator has been arrested,” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s more work to do,” “The city’s financial capacity is not such that we can offer the direct support to business that the federal and provincial governments can. But we can make targeted investments that really support the growth of our key sectors” External link

simcoe Monday, June 29, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It comes at a cost, but a cost that is worth paying in support of the business community,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s a third of the people; that’s a significant number from outside of Barrie who are coming, parking and using our waterfront,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It comes at a cost, but a cost that is worth paying in support of the business community,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s a third of the people; that’s a significant number from outside of Barrie who are coming, parking and using our waterfront,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It comes at a cost, but a cost that is worth paying in support of the business community,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is a very, very difficult situation," External link

barrie Friday, June 19, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

simcoe Friday, June 12, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

timescolonist Friday, June 12, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

simcoe Friday, June 12, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

timescolonist Friday, June 12, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 12, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

simcoe Friday, June 12, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

simcoe Friday, June 12, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

timescolonist Friday, June 12, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : “Our staff members are working hard to reopen amenities and facilities as quickly as possible,” “Part of the process is to rehire staff that had to be laid off due to the revenue shortages from the closures and to ensure we have proper guidelines in place. So, we ask that residents please have patience as we work to make sure our reopening is safe and successful” External link

barrie Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Good planning would have ensured that businesses in these areas were well supplied with (personal protective equipment), travel for shopping/services would be discouraged, and timing of opening in GTA made clear so (people) could make good decisions,” “There's still time to do both of these things and I hope Ontario will do them” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This program will support our efforts for local economic recovery,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This program will support our efforts for local economic recovery,” External link

cknw Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This program will support our efforts for local economic recovery,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Never expect it right next door,” “It’s a bit of a shock” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, May 29, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Never expect it right next door,” “It’s a bit of a shock” External link

sun-sentinel Friday, May 29, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Never expect it right next door,” “It’s a bit of a shock” External link

sun-sentinel Friday, May 29, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Our fiscal situation is still challenging,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We are reopening some city facilities," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We are reopening some city facilities," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “When you start to look at the individual businesses in the downtown that might want to open for curbside, there’s probably a solution for all but a handful,” “If curbside out the front doesn’t work, curbside out the back probably does” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “When you start to look at the individual businesses in the downtown that might want to open for curbside, there’s probably a solution for all but a handful,” “If curbside out the front doesn’t work, curbside out the back probably does” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’re getting through it. These are encouraging steps, but we’re not done yet,” “I am concerned that, as more facilities and establishments are opened up, there may be a tendency for people to think they don’t need to follow the emergency order from the province, which is still in place. We still need everyone to stay (six feet) away and not gather in groups of more than five which is the key measure to stop the spread” External link

simcoe Friday, May 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Friday, May 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If they were a positive message that actually indicated the reason why we do the enforcement to make sure people can get safety around our downtown,” “There’s a lot of ways you can convey that message. Obviously, notice of violation takes the ‘scare the business owner into complying’ approach” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If they were a positive message that actually indicated the reason why we do the enforcement to make sure people can get safety around our downtown,” “There’s a lot of ways you can convey that message. Obviously, notice of violation takes the ‘scare the business owner into complying’ approach” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “With the nice weather finally arriving, we recognize people want to get outside; your city wants to do what it can to provide extra space for people to enjoy the outdoors safely,” “If you’re feeling healthy, go enjoy our wonderful parks and waterfront but don’t congregate and keep your distance from those outside your family. Use this new space on Lakeshore or walk on the grass. We have lots of public space, so let’s spread out and use all of it. We have seen so much continued use of our waterfront. At times, there have been concerns about people gathering. This can help with that issue. COVID is allowing us to reimagine public space” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “With the nice weather finally arriving, we recognize people want to get outside; your city wants to do what it can to provide extra space for people to enjoy the outdoors safely,” “If you’re feeling healthy, go enjoy our wonderful parks and waterfront but don’t congregate and keep your distance from those outside your family. Use this new space on Lakeshore or walk on the grass. We have lots of public space, so let’s spread out and use all of it. We have seen so much continued use of our waterfront. At times, there have been concerns about people gathering. This can help with that issue. COVID is allowing us to reimagine public space” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “With the nice weather finally arriving, we recognize people want to get outside; your city wants to do what it can to provide extra space for people to enjoy the outdoors safely,” “If you’re feeling healthy, go enjoy our wonderful parks and waterfront but don’t congregate and keep your distance from those outside your family. Use this new space on Lakeshore or walk on the grass. We have lots of public space, so let’s spread out and use all of it. We have seen so much continued use of our waterfront. At times, there have been concerns about people gathering. This can help with that issue. COVID is allowing us to reimagine public space” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m really enthusiastic about it,” External link

simcoe Monday, May 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Ultimately, as we move into the post-COVID world, there’s potential for temporary seating areas to become permanent, creating more animated spaces throughout the city,” “It can be part of building more people-oriented public spaces” External link

simcoe Monday, May 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m pleased to see already many in Barrie’s business community have reached out (with) suggestions,” “We’re still in early days, but certainly the economic damage is obvious. It is quite different than previous recessions. Recovery and stimulus initiatives are going to have to be broader and different. It is a time that calls out for creativity. But, most of all, (we have to) listen to our business community” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’ve seen this in other cities and unfortunately, we have to make the same a decision now,” “We’re being told large gatherings are unlikely to be possible in the form by that day” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Hopefully, this will provide some alternative,” “Of course very disappointing, but necessary under the circumstances” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The site is relatively small for a tall building, but it’s bigger than it may look,” “With good design, a building like that is feasible but design will be critical. There is a strong need for rental housing in Barrie, and downtown parking lots in some cases are good candidates for that” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The armoury has been protected in the agreements and, of course, has huge historic significance,” “So I will be looking for any development proposal on this site to carefully consider that building and be designed in such a way to respect its neighbour” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Barrie is mourning the passing of the Hon. Aileen Carroll,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Aileen accomplished many firsts — the first federal Cabinet minister from Barrie and serving at all three levels of government, including both provincial and federal,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen many cancellations and closures due to the need for physical distancing to fight the spread of COVID-19but fun and laughter is not cancelled,” “I hope this virtual egg hunt brings a moment of light-heartedness to Barrie homes during these challenging times” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen many cancellations and closures due to the need for physical distancing to fight the spread of COVID-19but fun and laughter is not cancelled,” “I hope this virtual egg hunt brings a moment of light-heartedness to Barrie homes during these challenging times” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We were told the Grand Princess had 19 confirmed coronavirus cases in their crew and two cases in their passengers,” External link

fox5sandiego Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Friday, April 3, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If we give the public three or four different ways to do it, we’re potentially not excluding anyone,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If we give the public three or four different ways to do it, we’re potentially not excluding anyone,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It is time to be blunt; this is so completely unacceptable,” “I have a simple message for anybody who did that: Don’t be an idiot. You’re putting people at risk. This is the week we need to make the maximum effort. Please, we need everybody to be part of this solution. We will all get through this together” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “COVID-19 is not a short-term event,” “I’ve heard it described as a winter, not a blizzard” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We are sending our strongest possible message to our residents to stay home and to change their behaviour," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Monday, March 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The changes you're seeing now, with schools closing and gatherings limited, are part of our system of government working exactly the way it should to protect people,” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The changes you're seeing now, with schools closing and gatherings limited, are part of our system of government working exactly the way it should to protect people,” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The changes you're seeing now, with schools closing and gatherings limited, are part of our system of government working exactly the way it should to protect people,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The changes you're seeing now, with schools closing and gatherings limited, are part of our system of government working exactly the way it should to protect people,” “The most important thing right now is to listen to the advice of our doctors and scientists in public health” External link

simcoe Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The organization has to make a decision about whether this is going in another community or ours. There was a need to bring this forward quite quickly,” “This is not a case where the city is contracting a service; we’re simply permitting bins to be located so the organization can make money. The only reason we are permitting that is because the revenue goes to funding the facility. The organization has some timelines and we need to work quickly if we want it to come to Barrie” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The organization has to make a decision about whether this is going in another community or ours. There was a need to bring this forward quite quickly,” “This is not a case where the city is contracting a service; we’re simply permitting bins to be located so the organization can make money. The only reason we are permitting that is because the revenue goes to funding the facility. The organization has some timelines and we need to work quickly if we want it to come to Barrie” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This particular proposal has probably suffered from a lack of clarity, because it’s a new concept,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It also means more efficient infrastructure because we don’t need to build new roads and pipes anywhere near as much; we can make better use of existing infrastructure,” External link

simcoe Monday, March 9, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Really happy to see another woman joining council, adding to the diversity of voices around the table,” “She's a builder and I know she will be a strong advocate committed to moving the city forward” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This shows more and more people in our area are finding work,” “We have seen strong hiring locally; that strength has come from the manufacturing and health-care sectors over the past five years in terms of the jobs in Barrie. It’s certainly encouraging to see this continue in January” External link

simcoe Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is the number of people in each (census area) who have jobs, not how many jobs are in Barrie, but we have other data that shows the majority of those jobs were created here,” External link

simcoe Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This project has been tackling a long-desired goal in the city: Allowing our vulnerable residents to get some help with clearing the snow from the end of their driveway,” “If you are willing to help with this issue, please sign up” External link

simcoe Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “They’re going to have hard work to do to make it financially sustainable,” “This space has had a few different iterations. But there’s a portion that’s still, if you walk through it, has carpet and lighting from Woolworths. That’s how long it’s been vacant in our downtown. We have the opportunity to really energize that space” External link

simcoe Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Today’s talk was about the economy and we’ve got such a story to tell,” “I want people to go out and say, ‘Look what’s happened in Barrie.’ For all the people who are concerned Barrie is becoming a bedroom community, the opposite happened. Job growth went faster than the number of people looking for jobs. I grew up here; I remember the '90s, when plants were closing. Now they’re expanding” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “City council has far more important matters to be tackling than micromanaging the design of gateway signs,” “If this is something council wants to do, let’s do it and move on. I’ve seen some people who don’t like it. I’ve seen some who do. Most municipal signs, when you drive into town, say something that’s totally meaningless. We have bigger fish to fry” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “City council has far more important matters to be tackling than micromanaging the design of gateway signs,” “If this is something council wants to do, let’s do it and move on. I’ve seen some people who don’t like it. I’ve seen some who do. Most municipal signs, when you drive into town, say something that’s totally meaningless. We have bigger fish to fry” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “City council has far more important matters to be tackling than micromanaging the design of gateway signs,” “If this is something council wants to do, let’s do it and move on. I’ve seen some people who don’t like it. I’ve seen some who do. Most municipal signs, when you drive into town, say something that’s totally meaningless. We have bigger fish to fry” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “City council has far more important matters to be tackling than micromanaging the design of gateway signs,” “If this is something council wants to do, let’s do it and move on. I’ve seen some people who don’t like it. I’ve seen some who do. Most municipal signs, when you drive into town, say something that’s totally meaningless. We have bigger fish to fry” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "I think we have more important matters to be tackling than micro-managing our gateway signs," "I've seen some people who don't like it; I've seen some people who do like it" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is a challenge we can tackle as a community,” “The numbers are scary, but they are not unmanageable. We can, as a community, end homelessness” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is a challenge we can tackle as a community,” “The numbers are scary, but they are not unmanageable. We can, as a community, end homelessness” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s three things I’m feeling: The first is sorrow for those we’ve lost,” “The second is shame. We are the most prosperous society the world has ever seen. We live in an incredibly safe country, and yet there’s still many names on the quilt. We know this doesn’t need to happen. We as a community can help people before they fall. Despite that sense of shame, I feel hope. (We’re) a community that does care. We have to address the reasons why people end up homeless” External link

simcoe Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : "It puts us in a difficult position," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We run the risk of creating expectations that will be very difficult to fulfil if we imagine this particular budget can become the new norm,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We run the risk of creating expectations that will be very difficult to fulfil if we imagine this particular budget can become the new norm,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We're under so much fiscal pressure,” "Cuts have real impact. This is the inevitable struggle that (results) from downloading. The province has put us in this position. It makes us be the bad guys. The residents of Barrie have to pick up the cost. Where do we push back? I am not willing to get this dumped on us" External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We are very early in the term of Council. It would be highly unusual to do anything other than a by-election,” External link

barrie Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : “It is a great way for us to potentially encourage turnout, which is always a challenge in by-elections,” “Having the online option could be a really great alternative for people who might face a barrier to going out and voting in the middle of February, or who might just otherwise choose not to do so” External link

barrie Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is only the latest in a series of incredible accomplishments,” External link

simcoe Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “I was very pleased with this report actually,” External link

barrie Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I hope the government will put that in its first budget,” “That’s a really good example of how, even though there’s no government MPs in Central Ontario, there’s a shared policy commitment” External link

simcoe Friday, October 25, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I actually think minority governments are a good thing,” “Some of our biggest advances as a country came from minority governments. They can work. In the current political climate, I’m a little less confident” External link

simcoe Friday, October 25, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If we’re the last ones, you’re going to have major election fatigue,” “More election signs are you kidding me? "In the meantime, I just hope the parties get down to work” External link

simcoe Friday, October 25, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I wouldn’t call it much of a choice,” External link

simcoe Friday, October 25, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m not a big fan of the ‘declaring emergencies’ approach,” “When it stands alone, it accomplishes nothing. Our commitment is demonstrated by our actions. This motion comes forward with a series of tangible steps. This is the language our young people are using and expecting of us in response” External link

simcoe Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There is a perception issue; it’s all of us, not one group,” “If anybody thinks this is a crisis or epidemic among homeless people, they’re just plain wrong” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The population (here) is less healthy than Ontario as a whole,” “That doesn’t mean they’re going to get addicted, but these things do go hand-in-hand. Addiction to opioids is not new. What is different now that is making this a crisis? The drug supply is being poisoned and that poison is killing people” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I love it. It’s an opportunity to develop some real local connections,” “Nobody ever built a relationship sitting in a cruiser” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Success depends on people being aware of it,” “This isn’t inside baseball. The whole point of it is this is outside baseball” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said ( about Doug Downey ) : “I think Doug knows, as I do, that the current system can’t continue,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 30, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As the economics change, it’s not impossible that we may get to hybrid or electric vehicles down the road,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It has to be the most substantial investment ever into our transit system,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As the economics change, it’s not impossible that we may get to hybrid or electric vehicles down the road,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It has to be the most substantial investment ever into our transit system,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As the economics change, it’s not impossible that we may get to hybrid or electric vehicles down the road,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “A lot of people are going to assume free means free and (they) don’t have to do anything,” “That (slip) detail may escape some people. Other times, when we say ‘free parking’, you don’t have to do that. A lot of people don’t mind paying a little bit for parking, but they sure hate getting a ticket” External link

simcoe Friday, August 16, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “That’s to allow live streaming of events in the arena, something that’s happened in a few other cities to our south,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “That’s to allow live streaming of events in the arena, something that’s happened in a few other cities to our south,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Every year, we announce lifeguards are finishing; every year, we get complaints,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Disappointing to see the price is higher but we will look at (other) tenders, and reduce projects if need be, to stay on overall budget,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Disappointing to see the price is higher but we will look at (other) tenders, and reduce projects if need be, to stay on overall budget,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Disappointing to see the price is higher but we will look at (other) tenders, and reduce projects if need be, to stay on overall budget,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It doesn’t matter who’s in the White House or 24 Sussex, that relationship goes back,” “The relationship is so strong it doesn’t impede the ability of our businesses to do business in the States” External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “While his purpose may have been right, the way he said it was wrong,” "We should never have got to this point" External link

simcoe Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman explained : "The City of Barrie, in the view of our staff, with all of the capital pressures affecting the city, sort of welcomes the opportunity for Simcoe to make that investment. And the way that would work is the County would take on a greater share of ownership," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman explained : “The City of Barrie, in the view of our staff, with all of the capital pressures affecting the city, sort of welcomes the opportunity for Simcoe to make that investment. And the way that would work is the County would take on a greater share of ownership,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “I’m honoured to have the support of my colleagues,” External link

simcoe Friday, June 7, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The fact is the site was chosen because of the other services that are on site, and that simply isn’t true of anywhere else,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Implementing an MAT provides a stable revenue source to grow the tourism sector in the city,” “The MAT will allow us to expand our destination marketing and promotion activities” External link

simcoe Friday, May 31, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The chance of saving someone’s life when they’re (overdosing) in a park is zero,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As a municipal leader, I’m honoured to be on this list,” “Only creativity and innovation can solve many of the complex challenges municipalities face. As mayor, I’ve worked to shift government from being reactive to proactive. It’s my job to champion this change and create a culture that embraces doing things differently to improve our city for residents and businesses” External link

simcoe Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s more than a gesture,” “This is an important symbol. I hope this is something we get in many locations around the city” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I think there were some valid points made,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “It’s been very successful in Guelph,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “But this will save a heck of a lot more money down the road,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’re all in this together,” “It’s a fantastic project that creates the kind of environment on Dunlop that our residents and businesses have long wished for, one that is much more welcoming to pedestrians. We’ll go from having standard sidewalks on our historic main street to a common area for our merchants” External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is with two 'Es', not (B) Level, right?" External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is with two 'Es', not (B) Level, right?" External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’re not really sure what the user group participation would be,” “It’s still an open question. The argument for artificial turf is a very good one. If we’ve got multiple user groups who want to use it, a longer season makes sense. It could cost a little more to build it, but if you can rent it for six months of the year instead of four, it will generate more revenue. It’s not a gazillion dollars it’s a manageable cost and the kind of thing that’s more easily worked into our plan” External link

simcoe Monday, April 8, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman wrote : “Our police force is arresting the same individuals, over and over,” “This is because there are apparently no consequences for their actions they believe they can continue to offend and will simply be released if caught” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We are having major challenges with the downtown,” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : “Council has not yet decided that this will happen, but frankly, this funding opportunity makes a project that might not otherwise have been possible, now possible,” External link

barrie Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "A first-class firefighter's salary is not $100,000, but it's close," "When you get some overtime in there, it tips them over. It is really a story of emergency-service salaries. We have police and firefighter salaries where hundreds of people are at that level because that's what the arbitrated settlements arrived at. I understand why this bothers people. Services are delivered by people. Look at the increases, year over year, and the slow pace of hiring we're not even hiring at the rate of growth in the city" External link

simcoe Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We are so fortunate to have had your leadership as our Member of Parliament,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This question around what do we do outside the facility, what gets done first or later, is going to be affected,” “That’s going to be a live issue” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This has been ongoing for several councils,” “I don’t think we’ve made a lot of progress” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The opioid crisis, unfortunately, is a long-term issue. It’s one, that as we heard from the medical community last week, is going to take more than a few months or weeks to solve,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “My own experience is you come up the hill from Mapleview and you hit the area near the racetrack and that is just where pavement conditions can change in a big hurry because it’s wide open,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I actually agree that Ontario's finances are not in good shape,” “When this government makes cuts I agree with, I will applaud them. But we need Ontario to provide more funding to police, not less, to allow us to address the pressing public safety concerns in our community. I fight for Barrie, and I will work and praise those in government who support Barrie and its needs, and criticize those who don't, regardless of their stripes” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The urgency is so clear, we all recognize the urgency of the issue,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The urgency of this is so clear. I mean, we’ve seen it from the spike in numbers,” “I think we all recognize the severity of the issue” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “What we really need is people, and money to support those people, to deliver the services that will work to help people get off of opioids and save lives,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I don’t have any problem with us pushing very, very hard to say what’s being done, and show us what you’re doing to help us combat this crisis,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This motion to me is not in any way a sign of no confidence, or lack to confidence in the work that's already being done, but rather a request from the federal and provincial government to support more of that type of work,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s a very unfortunate surprise to learn there are families being housed there,” “We’re going to make absolutely every effort to assist the Salvation Army” External link

simcoe Friday, February 1, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “That is far and away a record,” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This budget takes a significant step forward in tackling Barrie’s infrastructure deficit,” “There are also a lot of innovative projects that will improve how the city delivers services and save money” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This budget takes a significant step forward in tackling Barrie’s infrastructure deficit,” “There are also a lot of innovative projects that will improve how the city delivers services and save money” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We have kept a very tight lid on operating expenses and shifted our capital priorities toward infrastructure,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We have kept a very tight lid on operating expenses and shifted our capital priorities toward infrastructure,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’ve been excluded from the review,” External link

simcoe Friday, January 18, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “By in large, we started building our facilities with accessibility in mind,” “We don’t have a lot of old buildings in our fleet. There’s been a much bigger focus on making customer service more accessible. There’s a lot more than can be done there. The broader definition of accessibility goes far beyond fewer steps and more ramps” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If the province wishes to ignore us, they can do so,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If the province wishes to ignore us, they can do so,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s extremely positive on all levels,” “If you’re below five per cent at all, that’s actually considered (a) labour shortage. To me, it says 2018 was a really solid year for Barrie’s economy. We saw lots of jobs created. It’s not because the labour force shrank; we’re a growing city. You actually had more people looking, but more jobs created” External link

simcoe Friday, January 4, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s a lot of concern about precarious work, that employment is becoming much more part-time,” “That was the case a few years ago. What you want to see is full-time job creation. This was actually the best year in recorded history for industrial development in Barrie. That sounds grand, but it’s what the number says. The perception Barrie only has retail jobs comes from when you drive up Highway 400. You see that type of development around Mapleview (Drive) and Essa (Road). The real job growth is, in a lot of cases, a couple blocks back from the 400, where manufacturers or distributors are” External link

simcoe Friday, January 4, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We had this incredibly low number in late 2017 that I’ve often said was maybe a bit of an anomaly,” External link

simcoe Friday, January 4, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “For almost 10 years, it’s been about planning. Now, we’re going to start having to get this stuff built,” “It’s always that balancing act between what you want and what you can afford” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 3, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m really optimistic about the new council,” “We’ve got a group of independent, thoughtful people who come from different backgrounds. That is a formula for strength on city council” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 3, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “What an incredible honour to have a mandate like this,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “What an incredible honour to have a mandate like this,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “What an incredible honour to have a mandate like this,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The homelessness crisis facing our city is ... a very human and individual crisis, one that is comprised of individual stories of tragedies,” “In the midst of prosperity, far more are being left behind. That’s something our community is committed to changing” External link

simcoe Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:32:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s people like (Garvie) who give us great faith in humanity,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s people like (Garvie) who give us great faith in humanity,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s people like (Garvie) who give us great faith in humanity,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This facility has to get open for the winter,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This facility has to get open for the winter,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We had a discussion around one new public space in each ward and a little more creativity around how we’re going to do those,” “These are small dollars that can have a big impact on a community” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:07:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I can remember when the ‘jobs’ priority on council’s list was much more about attraction and trying to chase,” “We’re still doing that, but I’ve watched it shift to helping the companies here grow” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:07:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As a team of eleven we now have the honour of shaping our city for the next four years,” “There was a lot of energy in the room as this Council started setting our priorities. We know there’s a lot of work to do, and there is clearly a sense of optimism as we set the direction for our community. It starts with having a straightforward vision, which I believe we achieved today” External link

barrie Monday, December 10, 2018 8:44:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “While we heard this message through a number of channels, we also heard it in the budget allocator results last time, where road operations had the highest rating for increasing spending,” External link

simcoe Monday, December 10, 2018 2:03:00 PM EAT



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Jeff Lehman said : "Especially given how strong the market is, especially given we've got cranes going up in the downtown for the first time in many years," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman added : "We want more people living in the downtown," "It is one of the best ways to make it safer and stronger. The best way for us to get more shops and services into the downtown core" External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "The gatherings that put people's lives at risk need to stop," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We have among the highest proportion of kids in our population of any major city in the country," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:55:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "Business is an important part of a healthy city from a whole bunch of different points of view, including our tax base," External link

barrie Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "There's a lot of savings when it comes to running the service less when it's less busy," External link

barrie Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:25:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "I've seen the videos of the violent arrest on Dunlop Street," External link

cp24 Friday, February 5, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "Council was very concerned with the economic conditions in COVID, that we do everything possible to lower the tax increase, but not cut services," "This is very much a stay the course budget" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “With the uncertainty of COVID, it’s my goal to bring the tax increase a long way down from where it is,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m very pleased we ended up at 0.9. It’s certainly the lowest increase in my time as mayor and in many many years, I think, before that as well,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The situation at Roberta Place is tragic and heartbreaking to all of us in Barrie,” External link

cknw Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The situation at Roberta Place is tragic and heartbreaking to all of us in Barrie,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "The scale is certainly controversial. However, it is a very, very substantial development and investment by a credible organization," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman added : "I think council is looking at the impact of the development on the city as a whole, but also, there is a very real concern, of course, for the people who live right beside it," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This will help support the economy of downtown and the hard-hit small business and restaurant sector as we move into the Christmas shopping season," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "Today is very much that critical first step towards a longer-term healthier community, and collaboration that I believe will benefit our residents for the longer term," External link

barrie Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "They're creating, frankly, an unsustainable level of demand on all of our services," External link

barrie Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Keeping approval costs and timelines down makes it easier to get affordable housing built and fights high rents and housing prices, a key priority of Council,” “It also helps power our economy as we navigate COVID-19” External link

simcoe Friday, October 2, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Keeping approval costs and timelines down makes it easier to get affordable housing built and fights high rents and housing prices, a key priority of Council,” “It also helps power our economy as we navigate COVID-19” External link

simcoe Friday, October 2, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We directed our staff to come up with revenue sources,” “We need to make an effort to at least explore these. I don’t believe commercial advertising belongs in our parks or public spaces. (But) this is the exception for me. It’s a rail corridor, folks” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We have a shared responsibility to stop anti-Semitism in all its forms through education and public consciousness as antisemitic demonstrations continue to threaten communities and undermine democracy,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “In my opinion, these are the things most seriously needed additional treatment options and supervised consumption,” “Unfortunately right now, so much depends on the availability and the capacity of people within the health-care system, which is currently greatly affected by COVID. If we can keep a second wave at bay, I believe these initiatives can move forward” External link

simcoe Monday, September 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The story over the last year is, unsurprisingly, two stories: pre-COVID and since,” “Prior to COVID, we were making real progress. While COVID remains an emergency ... the opioid crisis specifically poisoned drugs continues to kill people in our community. We have the very difficult task of trying to fight this crisis in the midst of the pandemic” External link

simcoe Monday, September 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “In my opinion, these are the things most seriously needed additional treatment options and supervised consumption,” “Unfortunately right now, so much depends on the availability and the capacity of people within the health-care system, which is currently greatly affected by COVID. If we can keep a second wave at bay, I believe these initiatives can move forward” External link

simcoe Monday, September 21, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We have a shared responsibility to stop anti-Semitism in all its forms through education and public consciousness as antisemitic demonstrations continue to threaten communities and undermine democracy,” External link

simcoe Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We're interested in seeing that happen in Barrie," "There is more work to be done, to build out that model, to build the capacity of that organization" External link

barrie Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Shak’s World’s been able to partner with two local organizations,” “The sentiment around the table is this can be a very good thing. This is a community leader we want to assist. This is a vision in development” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Shak’s World’s been able to partner with two local organizations,” “The sentiment around the table is this can be a very good thing. This is a community leader we want to assist. This is a vision in development” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : "I think we should be open to the recommendations of public health," "We've just been through six months of our entire lives being guided by the recommendations of public health for good reason, because we had a crisis that was killing people. This is as well" External link

barrie Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Free transit needs to come to an end at some point and that point is next week,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “Some of the services to replace police don’t exist at all,” External link

simcoe Friday, July 24, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "All of us at NYU Shanghai are looking forward to welcoming these visitors into our community this fall," "These are challenging times, and it is gratifying to know that our university can continue to promote healthy bridges between China and the rest of the world while we await the restoration of more normal opportunities to travel across national borders" External link

ecns Monday, July 20, 2020 5:21:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "All of us at NYU Shanghai are looking forward to welcoming these visitors into our community this fall," "These are challenging times, and it is gratifying to know that our university can continue to promote healthy bridges between China and the rest of the world while we await the restoration of more normal opportunities to travel across national borders" External link

peopledaily Monday, July 20, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s lots of concern and discussion around the heavy use of beaches and waterfront parks in Barrie,” External link

cknw Wednesday, July 8, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s lots of concern and discussion around the heavy use of beaches and waterfront parks in Barrie,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman wrote : “I’m glad the perpetrator has been arrested,” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s more work to do,” “The city’s financial capacity is not such that we can offer the direct support to business that the federal and provincial governments can. But we can make targeted investments that really support the growth of our key sectors” External link

simcoe Monday, June 29, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It comes at a cost, but a cost that is worth paying in support of the business community,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s a third of the people; that’s a significant number from outside of Barrie who are coming, parking and using our waterfront,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It comes at a cost, but a cost that is worth paying in support of the business community,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s a third of the people; that’s a significant number from outside of Barrie who are coming, parking and using our waterfront,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It comes at a cost, but a cost that is worth paying in support of the business community,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is a very, very difficult situation," External link

barrie Friday, June 19, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

simcoe Friday, June 12, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

timescolonist Friday, June 12, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

simcoe Friday, June 12, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

timescolonist Friday, June 12, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 12, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

simcoe Friday, June 12, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

simcoe Friday, June 12, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is not the time for day-trippers to come up from the GTA," External link

timescolonist Friday, June 12, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : “Our staff members are working hard to reopen amenities and facilities as quickly as possible,” “Part of the process is to rehire staff that had to be laid off due to the revenue shortages from the closures and to ensure we have proper guidelines in place. So, we ask that residents please have patience as we work to make sure our reopening is safe and successful” External link

barrie Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Good planning would have ensured that businesses in these areas were well supplied with (personal protective equipment), travel for shopping/services would be discouraged, and timing of opening in GTA made clear so (people) could make good decisions,” “There's still time to do both of these things and I hope Ontario will do them” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This program will support our efforts for local economic recovery,” External link

barrie Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This program will support our efforts for local economic recovery,” External link

cknw Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This program will support our efforts for local economic recovery,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Never expect it right next door,” “It’s a bit of a shock” External link

orlandosentinel Friday, May 29, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Never expect it right next door,” “It’s a bit of a shock” External link

sun-sentinel Friday, May 29, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Never expect it right next door,” “It’s a bit of a shock” External link

sun-sentinel Friday, May 29, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Our fiscal situation is still challenging,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We are reopening some city facilities," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We are reopening some city facilities," External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “When you start to look at the individual businesses in the downtown that might want to open for curbside, there’s probably a solution for all but a handful,” “If curbside out the front doesn’t work, curbside out the back probably does” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “When you start to look at the individual businesses in the downtown that might want to open for curbside, there’s probably a solution for all but a handful,” “If curbside out the front doesn’t work, curbside out the back probably does” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’re getting through it. These are encouraging steps, but we’re not done yet,” “I am concerned that, as more facilities and establishments are opened up, there may be a tendency for people to think they don’t need to follow the emergency order from the province, which is still in place. We still need everyone to stay (six feet) away and not gather in groups of more than five which is the key measure to stop the spread” External link

simcoe Friday, May 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Friday, May 15, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If they were a positive message that actually indicated the reason why we do the enforcement to make sure people can get safety around our downtown,” “There’s a lot of ways you can convey that message. Obviously, notice of violation takes the ‘scare the business owner into complying’ approach” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If they were a positive message that actually indicated the reason why we do the enforcement to make sure people can get safety around our downtown,” “There’s a lot of ways you can convey that message. Obviously, notice of violation takes the ‘scare the business owner into complying’ approach” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “With the nice weather finally arriving, we recognize people want to get outside; your city wants to do what it can to provide extra space for people to enjoy the outdoors safely,” “If you’re feeling healthy, go enjoy our wonderful parks and waterfront but don’t congregate and keep your distance from those outside your family. Use this new space on Lakeshore or walk on the grass. We have lots of public space, so let’s spread out and use all of it. We have seen so much continued use of our waterfront. At times, there have been concerns about people gathering. This can help with that issue. COVID is allowing us to reimagine public space” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “With the nice weather finally arriving, we recognize people want to get outside; your city wants to do what it can to provide extra space for people to enjoy the outdoors safely,” “If you’re feeling healthy, go enjoy our wonderful parks and waterfront but don’t congregate and keep your distance from those outside your family. Use this new space on Lakeshore or walk on the grass. We have lots of public space, so let’s spread out and use all of it. We have seen so much continued use of our waterfront. At times, there have been concerns about people gathering. This can help with that issue. COVID is allowing us to reimagine public space” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “With the nice weather finally arriving, we recognize people want to get outside; your city wants to do what it can to provide extra space for people to enjoy the outdoors safely,” “If you’re feeling healthy, go enjoy our wonderful parks and waterfront but don’t congregate and keep your distance from those outside your family. Use this new space on Lakeshore or walk on the grass. We have lots of public space, so let’s spread out and use all of it. We have seen so much continued use of our waterfront. At times, there have been concerns about people gathering. This can help with that issue. COVID is allowing us to reimagine public space” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m really enthusiastic about it,” External link

simcoe Monday, May 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Ultimately, as we move into the post-COVID world, there’s potential for temporary seating areas to become permanent, creating more animated spaces throughout the city,” “It can be part of building more people-oriented public spaces” External link

simcoe Monday, May 11, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m pleased to see already many in Barrie’s business community have reached out (with) suggestions,” “We’re still in early days, but certainly the economic damage is obvious. It is quite different than previous recessions. Recovery and stimulus initiatives are going to have to be broader and different. It is a time that calls out for creativity. But, most of all, (we have to) listen to our business community” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’ve seen this in other cities and unfortunately, we have to make the same a decision now,” “We’re being told large gatherings are unlikely to be possible in the form by that day” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Hopefully, this will provide some alternative,” “Of course very disappointing, but necessary under the circumstances” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The site is relatively small for a tall building, but it’s bigger than it may look,” “With good design, a building like that is feasible but design will be critical. There is a strong need for rental housing in Barrie, and downtown parking lots in some cases are good candidates for that” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The armoury has been protected in the agreements and, of course, has huge historic significance,” “So I will be looking for any development proposal on this site to carefully consider that building and be designed in such a way to respect its neighbour” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Barrie is mourning the passing of the Hon. Aileen Carroll,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Aileen accomplished many firsts — the first federal Cabinet minister from Barrie and serving at all three levels of government, including both provincial and federal,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 20, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen many cancellations and closures due to the need for physical distancing to fight the spread of COVID-19but fun and laughter is not cancelled,” “I hope this virtual egg hunt brings a moment of light-heartedness to Barrie homes during these challenging times” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen many cancellations and closures due to the need for physical distancing to fight the spread of COVID-19but fun and laughter is not cancelled,” “I hope this virtual egg hunt brings a moment of light-heartedness to Barrie homes during these challenging times” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We were told the Grand Princess had 19 confirmed coronavirus cases in their crew and two cases in their passengers,” External link

fox5sandiego Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Friday, April 3, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If we give the public three or four different ways to do it, we’re potentially not excluding anyone,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If we give the public three or four different ways to do it, we’re potentially not excluding anyone,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:56:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It is time to be blunt; this is so completely unacceptable,” “I have a simple message for anybody who did that: Don’t be an idiot. You’re putting people at risk. This is the week we need to make the maximum effort. Please, we need everybody to be part of this solution. We will all get through this together” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “COVID-19 is not a short-term event,” “I’ve heard it described as a winter, not a blizzard” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "We are sending our strongest possible message to our residents to stay home and to change their behaviour," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Monday, March 23, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The city recognizes that since residents are social distancing and staying in more, there are several impacts to our day to day life,” “Where possible, we will look for ways to help reduce these impacts by changing policies and operations. These are extraordinary times, but I want all residents to know that your city will continue to respond to this crisis with compassion” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The changes you're seeing now, with schools closing and gatherings limited, are part of our system of government working exactly the way it should to protect people,” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The changes you're seeing now, with schools closing and gatherings limited, are part of our system of government working exactly the way it should to protect people,” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The changes you're seeing now, with schools closing and gatherings limited, are part of our system of government working exactly the way it should to protect people,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The changes you're seeing now, with schools closing and gatherings limited, are part of our system of government working exactly the way it should to protect people,” “The most important thing right now is to listen to the advice of our doctors and scientists in public health” External link

simcoe Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The organization has to make a decision about whether this is going in another community or ours. There was a need to bring this forward quite quickly,” “This is not a case where the city is contracting a service; we’re simply permitting bins to be located so the organization can make money. The only reason we are permitting that is because the revenue goes to funding the facility. The organization has some timelines and we need to work quickly if we want it to come to Barrie” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The organization has to make a decision about whether this is going in another community or ours. There was a need to bring this forward quite quickly,” “This is not a case where the city is contracting a service; we’re simply permitting bins to be located so the organization can make money. The only reason we are permitting that is because the revenue goes to funding the facility. The organization has some timelines and we need to work quickly if we want it to come to Barrie” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This particular proposal has probably suffered from a lack of clarity, because it’s a new concept,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It also means more efficient infrastructure because we don’t need to build new roads and pipes anywhere near as much; we can make better use of existing infrastructure,” External link

simcoe Monday, March 9, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Really happy to see another woman joining council, adding to the diversity of voices around the table,” “She's a builder and I know she will be a strong advocate committed to moving the city forward” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This shows more and more people in our area are finding work,” “We have seen strong hiring locally; that strength has come from the manufacturing and health-care sectors over the past five years in terms of the jobs in Barrie. It’s certainly encouraging to see this continue in January” External link

simcoe Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is the number of people in each (census area) who have jobs, not how many jobs are in Barrie, but we have other data that shows the majority of those jobs were created here,” External link

simcoe Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This project has been tackling a long-desired goal in the city: Allowing our vulnerable residents to get some help with clearing the snow from the end of their driveway,” “If you are willing to help with this issue, please sign up” External link

simcoe Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “They’re going to have hard work to do to make it financially sustainable,” “This space has had a few different iterations. But there’s a portion that’s still, if you walk through it, has carpet and lighting from Woolworths. That’s how long it’s been vacant in our downtown. We have the opportunity to really energize that space” External link

simcoe Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Today’s talk was about the economy and we’ve got such a story to tell,” “I want people to go out and say, ‘Look what’s happened in Barrie.’ For all the people who are concerned Barrie is becoming a bedroom community, the opposite happened. Job growth went faster than the number of people looking for jobs. I grew up here; I remember the '90s, when plants were closing. Now they’re expanding” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “City council has far more important matters to be tackling than micromanaging the design of gateway signs,” “If this is something council wants to do, let’s do it and move on. I’ve seen some people who don’t like it. I’ve seen some who do. Most municipal signs, when you drive into town, say something that’s totally meaningless. We have bigger fish to fry” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “City council has far more important matters to be tackling than micromanaging the design of gateway signs,” “If this is something council wants to do, let’s do it and move on. I’ve seen some people who don’t like it. I’ve seen some who do. Most municipal signs, when you drive into town, say something that’s totally meaningless. We have bigger fish to fry” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “City council has far more important matters to be tackling than micromanaging the design of gateway signs,” “If this is something council wants to do, let’s do it and move on. I’ve seen some people who don’t like it. I’ve seen some who do. Most municipal signs, when you drive into town, say something that’s totally meaningless. We have bigger fish to fry” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “City council has far more important matters to be tackling than micromanaging the design of gateway signs,” “If this is something council wants to do, let’s do it and move on. I’ve seen some people who don’t like it. I’ve seen some who do. Most municipal signs, when you drive into town, say something that’s totally meaningless. We have bigger fish to fry” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "I think we have more important matters to be tackling than micro-managing our gateway signs," "I've seen some people who don't like it; I've seen some people who do like it" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is a challenge we can tackle as a community,” “The numbers are scary, but they are not unmanageable. We can, as a community, end homelessness” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is a challenge we can tackle as a community,” “The numbers are scary, but they are not unmanageable. We can, as a community, end homelessness” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s three things I’m feeling: The first is sorrow for those we’ve lost,” “The second is shame. We are the most prosperous society the world has ever seen. We live in an incredibly safe country, and yet there’s still many names on the quilt. We know this doesn’t need to happen. We as a community can help people before they fall. Despite that sense of shame, I feel hope. (We’re) a community that does care. We have to address the reasons why people end up homeless” External link

simcoe Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : "It puts us in a difficult position," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We run the risk of creating expectations that will be very difficult to fulfil if we imagine this particular budget can become the new norm,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We run the risk of creating expectations that will be very difficult to fulfil if we imagine this particular budget can become the new norm,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We're under so much fiscal pressure,” "Cuts have real impact. This is the inevitable struggle that (results) from downloading. The province has put us in this position. It makes us be the bad guys. The residents of Barrie have to pick up the cost. Where do we push back? I am not willing to get this dumped on us" External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:14:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We are very early in the term of Council. It would be highly unusual to do anything other than a by-election,” External link

barrie Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : “It is a great way for us to potentially encourage turnout, which is always a challenge in by-elections,” “Having the online option could be a really great alternative for people who might face a barrier to going out and voting in the middle of February, or who might just otherwise choose not to do so” External link

barrie Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This is only the latest in a series of incredible accomplishments,” External link

simcoe Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “I was very pleased with this report actually,” External link

barrie Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I hope the government will put that in its first budget,” “That’s a really good example of how, even though there’s no government MPs in Central Ontario, there’s a shared policy commitment” External link

simcoe Friday, October 25, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I actually think minority governments are a good thing,” “Some of our biggest advances as a country came from minority governments. They can work. In the current political climate, I’m a little less confident” External link

simcoe Friday, October 25, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If we’re the last ones, you’re going to have major election fatigue,” “More election signs are you kidding me? "In the meantime, I just hope the parties get down to work” External link

simcoe Friday, October 25, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I wouldn’t call it much of a choice,” External link

simcoe Friday, October 25, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m not a big fan of the ‘declaring emergencies’ approach,” “When it stands alone, it accomplishes nothing. Our commitment is demonstrated by our actions. This motion comes forward with a series of tangible steps. This is the language our young people are using and expecting of us in response” External link

simcoe Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There is a perception issue; it’s all of us, not one group,” “If anybody thinks this is a crisis or epidemic among homeless people, they’re just plain wrong” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The population (here) is less healthy than Ontario as a whole,” “That doesn’t mean they’re going to get addicted, but these things do go hand-in-hand. Addiction to opioids is not new. What is different now that is making this a crisis? The drug supply is being poisoned and that poison is killing people” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I love it. It’s an opportunity to develop some real local connections,” “Nobody ever built a relationship sitting in a cruiser” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Success depends on people being aware of it,” “This isn’t inside baseball. The whole point of it is this is outside baseball” External link

simcoe Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said ( about Doug Downey ) : “I think Doug knows, as I do, that the current system can’t continue,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 30, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As the economics change, it’s not impossible that we may get to hybrid or electric vehicles down the road,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It has to be the most substantial investment ever into our transit system,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As the economics change, it’s not impossible that we may get to hybrid or electric vehicles down the road,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It has to be the most substantial investment ever into our transit system,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As the economics change, it’s not impossible that we may get to hybrid or electric vehicles down the road,” External link

simcoe Friday, August 23, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “A lot of people are going to assume free means free and (they) don’t have to do anything,” “That (slip) detail may escape some people. Other times, when we say ‘free parking’, you don’t have to do that. A lot of people don’t mind paying a little bit for parking, but they sure hate getting a ticket” External link

simcoe Friday, August 16, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “That’s to allow live streaming of events in the arena, something that’s happened in a few other cities to our south,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “That’s to allow live streaming of events in the arena, something that’s happened in a few other cities to our south,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Every year, we announce lifeguards are finishing; every year, we get complaints,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:41:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The decision to sell the airport shares didn’t specifically have to do with debt, although it’s a fair thing to say that’s one of the considerations: Are we going to take on another capital project with a high price tag in an environment where we are obviously concerned about the city’s debt level?” “Council needs to take a very hard look before agreeing to use debt. That being said, some is always necessary. People can’t pay cash for a house, so they get a mortgage. We can’t pay cash for a hundred-million-dollar water treatment plant, so we take on some debt. The city does borrow at very low cost” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:22:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Disappointing to see the price is higher but we will look at (other) tenders, and reduce projects if need be, to stay on overall budget,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Disappointing to see the price is higher but we will look at (other) tenders, and reduce projects if need be, to stay on overall budget,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Disappointing to see the price is higher but we will look at (other) tenders, and reduce projects if need be, to stay on overall budget,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It doesn’t matter who’s in the White House or 24 Sussex, that relationship goes back,” “The relationship is so strong it doesn’t impede the ability of our businesses to do business in the States” External link

simcoe Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “While his purpose may have been right, the way he said it was wrong,” "We should never have got to this point" External link

simcoe Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman explained : "The City of Barrie, in the view of our staff, with all of the capital pressures affecting the city, sort of welcomes the opportunity for Simcoe to make that investment. And the way that would work is the County would take on a greater share of ownership," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman explained : “The City of Barrie, in the view of our staff, with all of the capital pressures affecting the city, sort of welcomes the opportunity for Simcoe to make that investment. And the way that would work is the County would take on a greater share of ownership,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “I’m honoured to have the support of my colleagues,” External link

simcoe Friday, June 7, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The fact is the site was chosen because of the other services that are on site, and that simply isn’t true of anywhere else,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “Implementing an MAT provides a stable revenue source to grow the tourism sector in the city,” “The MAT will allow us to expand our destination marketing and promotion activities” External link

simcoe Friday, May 31, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The chance of saving someone’s life when they’re (overdosing) in a park is zero,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 28, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As a municipal leader, I’m honoured to be on this list,” “Only creativity and innovation can solve many of the complex challenges municipalities face. As mayor, I’ve worked to shift government from being reactive to proactive. It’s my job to champion this change and create a culture that embraces doing things differently to improve our city for residents and businesses” External link

simcoe Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s more than a gesture,” “This is an important symbol. I hope this is something we get in many locations around the city” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I think there were some valid points made,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “It’s been very successful in Guelph,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “But this will save a heck of a lot more money down the road,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’re all in this together,” “It’s a fantastic project that creates the kind of environment on Dunlop that our residents and businesses have long wished for, one that is much more welcoming to pedestrians. We’ll go from having standard sidewalks on our historic main street to a common area for our merchants” External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:34:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is with two 'Es', not (B) Level, right?" External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "This is with two 'Es', not (B) Level, right?" External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’re not really sure what the user group participation would be,” “It’s still an open question. The argument for artificial turf is a very good one. If we’ve got multiple user groups who want to use it, a longer season makes sense. It could cost a little more to build it, but if you can rent it for six months of the year instead of four, it will generate more revenue. It’s not a gazillion dollars it’s a manageable cost and the kind of thing that’s more easily worked into our plan” External link

simcoe Monday, April 8, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman wrote : “Our police force is arresting the same individuals, over and over,” “This is because there are apparently no consequences for their actions they believe they can continue to offend and will simply be released if caught” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We are having major challenges with the downtown,” External link

simcoe Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman says : “Council has not yet decided that this will happen, but frankly, this funding opportunity makes a project that might not otherwise have been possible, now possible,” External link

barrie Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : "A first-class firefighter's salary is not $100,000, but it's close," "When you get some overtime in there, it tips them over. It is really a story of emergency-service salaries. We have police and firefighter salaries where hundreds of people are at that level because that's what the arbitrated settlements arrived at. I understand why this bothers people. Services are delivered by people. Look at the increases, year over year, and the slow pace of hiring we're not even hiring at the rate of growth in the city" External link

simcoe Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We are so fortunate to have had your leadership as our Member of Parliament,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This question around what do we do outside the facility, what gets done first or later, is going to be affected,” “That’s going to be a live issue” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 26, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This has been ongoing for several councils,” “I don’t think we’ve made a lot of progress” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The opioid crisis, unfortunately, is a long-term issue. It’s one, that as we heard from the medical community last week, is going to take more than a few months or weeks to solve,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:00:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman told : “My own experience is you come up the hill from Mapleview and you hit the area near the racetrack and that is just where pavement conditions can change in a big hurry because it’s wide open,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I actually agree that Ontario's finances are not in good shape,” “When this government makes cuts I agree with, I will applaud them. But we need Ontario to provide more funding to police, not less, to allow us to address the pressing public safety concerns in our community. I fight for Barrie, and I will work and praise those in government who support Barrie and its needs, and criticize those who don't, regardless of their stripes” External link

simcoe Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The urgency is so clear, we all recognize the urgency of the issue,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The urgency of this is so clear. I mean, we’ve seen it from the spike in numbers,” “I think we all recognize the severity of the issue” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “What we really need is people, and money to support those people, to deliver the services that will work to help people get off of opioids and save lives,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I don’t have any problem with us pushing very, very hard to say what’s being done, and show us what you’re doing to help us combat this crisis,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This motion to me is not in any way a sign of no confidence, or lack to confidence in the work that's already being done, but rather a request from the federal and provincial government to support more of that type of work,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s a very unfortunate surprise to learn there are families being housed there,” “We’re going to make absolutely every effort to assist the Salvation Army” External link

simcoe Friday, February 1, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “That is far and away a record,” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This budget takes a significant step forward in tackling Barrie’s infrastructure deficit,” “There are also a lot of innovative projects that will improve how the city delivers services and save money” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This budget takes a significant step forward in tackling Barrie’s infrastructure deficit,” “There are also a lot of innovative projects that will improve how the city delivers services and save money” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We have kept a very tight lid on operating expenses and shifted our capital priorities toward infrastructure,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We have kept a very tight lid on operating expenses and shifted our capital priorities toward infrastructure,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We’ve been excluded from the review,” External link

simcoe Friday, January 18, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “By in large, we started building our facilities with accessibility in mind,” “We don’t have a lot of old buildings in our fleet. There’s been a much bigger focus on making customer service more accessible. There’s a lot more than can be done there. The broader definition of accessibility goes far beyond fewer steps and more ramps” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If the province wishes to ignore us, they can do so,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “If the province wishes to ignore us, they can do so,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s extremely positive on all levels,” “If you’re below five per cent at all, that’s actually considered (a) labour shortage. To me, it says 2018 was a really solid year for Barrie’s economy. We saw lots of jobs created. It’s not because the labour force shrank; we’re a growing city. You actually had more people looking, but more jobs created” External link

simcoe Friday, January 4, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “There’s a lot of concern about precarious work, that employment is becoming much more part-time,” “That was the case a few years ago. What you want to see is full-time job creation. This was actually the best year in recorded history for industrial development in Barrie. That sounds grand, but it’s what the number says. The perception Barrie only has retail jobs comes from when you drive up Highway 400. You see that type of development around Mapleview (Drive) and Essa (Road). The real job growth is, in a lot of cases, a couple blocks back from the 400, where manufacturers or distributors are” External link

simcoe Friday, January 4, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We had this incredibly low number in late 2017 that I’ve often said was maybe a bit of an anomaly,” External link

simcoe Friday, January 4, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “For almost 10 years, it’s been about planning. Now, we’re going to start having to get this stuff built,” “It’s always that balancing act between what you want and what you can afford” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 3, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I’m really optimistic about the new council,” “We’ve got a group of independent, thoughtful people who come from different backgrounds. That is a formula for strength on city council” External link

simcoe Thursday, January 3, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “What an incredible honour to have a mandate like this,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “What an incredible honour to have a mandate like this,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “What an incredible honour to have a mandate like this,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:37:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “The homelessness crisis facing our city is ... a very human and individual crisis, one that is comprised of individual stories of tragedies,” “In the midst of prosperity, far more are being left behind. That’s something our community is committed to changing” External link

simcoe Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:32:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s people like (Garvie) who give us great faith in humanity,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s people like (Garvie) who give us great faith in humanity,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “It’s people like (Garvie) who give us great faith in humanity,” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This facility has to get open for the winter,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “This facility has to get open for the winter,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:09:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “We had a discussion around one new public space in each ward and a little more creativity around how we’re going to do those,” “These are small dollars that can have a big impact on a community” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:07:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “I can remember when the ‘jobs’ priority on council’s list was much more about attraction and trying to chase,” “We’re still doing that, but I’ve watched it shift to helping the companies here grow” External link

simcoe Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:07:00 AM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “As a team of eleven we now have the honour of shaping our city for the next four years,” “There was a lot of energy in the room as this Council started setting our priorities. We know there’s a lot of work to do, and there is clearly a sense of optimism as we set the direction for our community. It starts with having a straightforward vision, which I believe we achieved today” External link

barrie Monday, December 10, 2018 8:44:00 PM EAT

Jeff Lehman said : “While we heard this message through a number of channels, we also heard it in the budget allocator results last time, where road operations had the highest rating for increasing spending,” External link

simcoe Monday, December 10, 2018 2:03:00 PM EAT



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