Actually taking the time to listen to your thoughts and your ideas. Not dictating what I believe we need. If elected I will hold public meeting for our community to attend and voice their concerns and opinions.
With more components for affordable housing. Working with developers and other governments. There is other less expensive types of construction that we should be looking at ex shipping container homes.
Helping to reduce unnecessary spending. This can be done by a complete review of processes. With new initiatives we should look to other communities and see if they have similar ideas and use what they have learned instead of recreating the wheel
We need to make sure that we are caring for our elderly in that we can offer them better alternatives to long term care homes.
Homelessness has been a challenge for our Region as of late. There is not an easy, one solution fits all to this issue. People are homeless for many different reasons, from Mental health issues, addiction issues and financial issues and more. We need to look at increasing our mental health and addiction services and make sure that they are offered and accessible to all. I will advocate to Provincial and Federal governments to make sure that the funding is there for these services.
Affordable housing is the other remedy we need to increase. We need to look at different and better ways to provide this to our community. We need to look at our master plan and make sure that we include this in any new development. We need to look at other areas that are having these issues and see how they have been dealing with it. We don't need to continue to recreate the wheel when someone else has ideas.
Making sure that the next generation has a place to call home. We need to do more to protect our water source. I want to be able to look in my sons eyes when he is older and say that I have done everything I can to make sure he has drinking water and clean air to breath.
I would like to invest in making public transport free to anyone that needs it. I would advocate to the other levels of government to invest in this initiative. To the provincial government I’d like to see them integrate a provincial transit system that connects all communities transit.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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