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. ...Read more
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.Read more
The literacy of parents and grandparents to early childhood development is paramount. There may be current Council initiatives...Read more
I would aim to achieve the safe and reliable transit system that current transit users have indicated to me is important to them and that will encourage more people to choose transit to reduce traffic congestion...Read more
I would support working with employers to educate them that they also benefit from their employees earning a “Living Wage”. Their employees earning a “Living Wage” leads to increased employee retention rates, thus saving hiring and training costs, increased employee productivity, decreased employee absenteeism for an overall improved company reputation to attract a workforce and business.Read more
The City of Edmonton should make more municipal land available for affordable housing for low-income Edmontonians. I would support a review taking place of municipally held land to determine its suitability for affordable housing for low-income Edmontonians. For example access to public transit, proximity of schools, libraries, health centres, parks, sports fields, day cares and senior centres. From suitable land parcels I would support consulting with the existing community to determine what would become an asset to the community. ...Read more
Residents of Ward 2 have told me they want to be heard. I am committed to listening so we can work together....Read more
I was recently asked about my views on inclusion of students with disabilities in education and community. I have a family member with Aspergers part of Autism Spectrum Disorder...Read more