For the last eight years Ward 10 has endured unnecessary drama and poor representation. Sharing boundaries with 6 other Wards, our ward sits at the heart of the city, yet important projects, such as the Central Box, languish on the sidelines with full funding not even identified in the city's Five Year Capital Plan.
Like many other municipalities, Windsor has accumulated a massive infrastructure deficit that threatens our future in the same way our heavy debt burden did in the past. We truly have to focus on our roads and sewers, our sidewalks and building assets. We need to apply the same discipline to our infrastructure deficit reduction as we did for our debt. That means a pause on big ticket items, like a Sportsplex, and a focus on our priority needs not our wants.
The Amazon bid has taught us the importance of livable cities as a priority. Focusing on better transit, safe walkable neighbourhoods and connected bike infrastructure along with a greater emphasis on diversification in sectors such as Technology and Research and Development.
Ward 10 has lost faith in it's representatives over the last several terms of Council. Campaigns should be reality not empty promises. The commitments I make will be the ones I will fight for. Ward 10 Deserves Better!
In order to represent you to the best of my abilities, I first must listen to your concerns. I have sent a survey to every household in the ward and you can also fill it out here on the website. Tell me what your concerns are for Ward 10 and the City of Windsor.
Improving the City of Windsor includes strengthening and improving our culture of Accountability and Transparency throughout all levels of City functions, beginning with City Council itself. While confidentiality is often required in City decision making processes, it should only be exercised in the narrowest possible terms, with openness to the public at all times being the ultimate goal. Read the full platform on Accountability and Transparency.
Arts and culture are an important part of the fabric of every City. The evidence is overwhelming in Canada that investing in arts and culture produces healthier, more prosperous and more livable world-class cities.
For every $1 invested in Arts and Culture by a municipality, you can expect another $3 to $5 in funding from other levels of government, $3 to $5 from the private sector and $4 to $6 in earned revenue from art sales, ticket sales, program fees, venue rentals and bar and gift shop sales.
Much like fostering growth in small businesses in Windsor, supporting the development and growth of a thriving Arts and Culture sector is an important part of an economic diversity program. Windsor has and does produce many top notch artists in many different fields, but more often as naught, they can be forced to leave our City to support their growth and development, due to a lack of community support. Read the full platform on Arts and Culture
Ward 10 is challenged in some ways, when it comes to a sense of community. We don't have a business district like other Wards. While we have a library, it's on the border of the Ward. With no arena or community centre, there is no real central place that residents can take ownership of and call their own. Ward 10 is unique and should be considered the heart of Windsor as it touches on 6 other Wards. Part of my plan is to help bring that sense of community to the Ward. Read the full platform on Community.
Like many other municipalities, Windsor has accumulated a massive infrastructure deficit that threatens our future in the same way our heavy debt burden did in the past. We truly have to focus on our roads and sewers, our sidewalks and building assets. We need to apply the same discipline to our infrastructure deficit reduction as we did for our debt. That means a pause on big ticket items, like a Sportsplex, and a focus on our priority needs not our wants. Read the full platform on Infrastructure.
After 39 years in the banking industry, I bring considerable experience creating, analysing and implementing budgets, both small and large in nature. We must bring a much more critical and dispassionate eye to our budget process, removed from politics and focused on what’s best for Windsor and it’s tax-paying citizens. Read the full platform on Budget and Taxes.