About Shelley Tupper
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Why I want to be your Ward 2 Councillor
Residents of Ward 2 are proud citizens of Edmonton. You deserve choice in who represents you.
I believe it is equally important for your representative to be a Ward 2 resident. I have lived in the community of Kensington for over 30 years.
I have asked the people that know me to talk to others. What do people think of me? They can honestly report that I am very dedicated, hard working and do my homework, keep an open mind, and I arrive at good decisions. On many occasions I have been asked to give guidance and assistance.
By nature I am a positive person and have been described as a person of action that gets things done. Working in communities through initiatives like Front Yards in Bloom and Capital City Clean Up has resulted in caring, respected and safe communities.
I am respected for standing up for what is right.
There is value in having worked on capital projects from the beginning of determining needs, the reviewing of bids and contracts, to their successful completion.
I believe my community league involvement and volunteer experience has prepared me for the responsibilities of a Councillor.
Many of you have let me know you want to be heard – I am committed to listening.
You understand the need for property taxes for essential services like Fire Rescue, Policing, snow clearing and infrastructure that needs to be replaced; you have the right to the efficient delivery of these services so your hard earned tax dollars are wisely spent.
You want public transit that is safe and reliable.
Giving citizens a meaningful role in planning the city and receiving a fair hearing from city hall will result in good development for the city.
You have expressed being very frustrated by the lack of communication within city departments that has led to the poor coordination of the implementation of capital projects. Equally frustrating has been dealing through 311 on what should be very simple common sense items.
What is concerning you most are the long term delays in prominent capital projects.
It would be an honour to serve you and our communities and begin addressing the above issues. Thank you.
Yes I would be in favour of similarly creating, pursuing and supporting major national and international Art showcases that would put Edmonton on the world stages as a centre of arts and culture. ...
Recently Edmonton’s auditor cited the need to properly prepare before going to tender.
In 86 tenders reviewed for projects from the period of January 2015 to October 2016 it was found 83% of the time “addenda” or additional clarification was added; in 16 cases clarification was required more than five times. Previous audits had prompted new training for city staff on bid process and contract management in early 2017 so some of the auditor’s recommendations have already been implemented with those remaining to be adopted by spring of next year.
If elected I would have four years to improve urban agriculture in Edmonton. These are the things I would like to accomplish in that time frame:
- see an increase in the number of Community Gardens
- promoting Operation Fruit Rescue to reduce the amount of unharvested fruit
- increase the number of Junior and Senior High Schools participating in Urban Ag High
- increase the number of classrooms with an indoor garden through Little Green Thumbs.
Do you support reviewing city services and exploring activities that could be contracted out to save taxpayer’s money? Yes. This practice is being utilized to carry out some required city services.
The literacy of parents and grandparents to early childhood development is paramount. There may be current Council initiatives...
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