My priorities can be summed up in 2 words – BUILDING COMMUNITY.
BUILDING implies a foundation of planning and development, funded primarily by the taxes we pay. Council is tasked with addressing the increasing demand for services without over-burdening taxpayers. We must maximize our resources to serve our community in the most efficient and effective way.
A community is built upon a cornerstone of health and safety. We require adequate police, fire, ambulance, and health care. I work hard with City Council to leverage the influence we have, and work with other partners and stakeholders such as the Province, medical professionals, educational institutions, and our community to explore options and find long-term solutions that are both achievable and sustainable.
I continue to promote and protect our community; promoting investment and economic growth, making sure we are at the table where discussions are held and decisions made.
I also work to protect our community, ensuring that development aligns itself with our Official Community Plan, that industry addresses the impacts that increased activity has on our community, and that development and growth is strategic and sustainable.
COMMUNITY is about inclusion and belonging. I am committed to providing services for children, youth, and young families, including affordable housing. I am equally dedicated to providing services and housing for our aging population. I continue to support community sports, arts, and culture, and work to promote accessibility and diversity.
Personal engagement and participation is vital to a healthy community. To that end, I continue to promote public consultation and collaboration, working with individuals, businesses, and organizations, bringing together our energy, experience, and expertise to the benefit of our entire community.
Regular Council Meeting
When: Monday, January 10, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers at City Hall
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