David Oppenheimer’s inaugural speech to Council Jan 02, 1888. In addition to the existing committees, he established the following:
- Finance Committee
- Board of Works
- Board of Health
- Police Commissioners
He also recommended the establishment of a P.O. savings bank, a resident judge, a land registry office, an immigration reception facility, additional schools for the north and west sections of the city, neighborhood mail boxes, a city-wide mail delivery system, and the printing of all city by-laws into book format. He ended by urging all elected officials to attend meetings promptly so as not to waste each other’s time.