Mayor David Oppenheimer’s speech to Council, January 2, 1888

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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.

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