2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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David Polsky

Candidate in the 2010 Mynarski Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

1. Why did you decide to run in the 2010 Winnipeg election?

As the only candidate seeking election in Mynarski Ward who is a life long resident of North Winnipeg and I have developed a clear understanding and awareness of the problems faced by the residents of our community. I believe I have the ability and leadership skills needed to influence, engage and to be a strong voice at City Hall on behalf of residents in our community. The residents and neighbourhood groups can count on me working continuously on their behalf making the necessary improvements for a safe, flourishing and robust community with a brighter future! I also believe being a City Councillor will allow me an opportunity to give back to my community.

2. What experience will you bring to complement your role as councillor?

I believe my 51 years of experience and knowledge of working with residents, neighbourhood associations, community leaders and other elected government officials will allow me to bring my dedication, commitment and leadership capabilities into focus towards working together with everyone for a better, safer and healthier community.

3. What are the major issues you would like to stand for and why did you choose these issues?

Firstly crime and safety is the most important issue and I am committed to making sure there is an increased presence of police, bike and foot patrols in our community. I will work towards the installation of “surveillance cameras” along Main Street and Selkirk Avenue and in other problem areas. I am also supportive of existing and new community citizen patrol programs like C.O.P.P. and Powerline. There is also the need to ensure better security lighting will be placed along residential areas that are experiencing problems with gangs, drug dealers and prostitution within neighbourhoods.

Secondly I heard many concerns from residents about the condition of our infrastructure; whether it was roads, sidewalks, curbs and back lanes. I am committed to ensuring Mynarski Ward receives its fair share of capital funding to address the problems as crumbling infrastructure which impacts our vehicles, our ability to get to places we need to go, the value of our homes and our ability to walk safely. Finally I am further committed to addressing the issues of affordable housing, investigating a rebate system for recycling participation, expanding community center family programming, renewal of neighbourhood parks, the elimination of wasteful spending at City Hall.

4. Is there anything in particular you would like to change in our city? In your ward?

I would like an opportunity to bring back the historical sense of success and pride to Winnipeg’s north end. I would like to accomplish having the residents of Mynarski Ward take pride in their community, to feel safe in their neighbourhoods and celebrate their successes with each other. Our community is full of resourceful citizens, many who have started their neighbourhood efforts in this regard; but they need a caring City Councillor who is willing to work with them in achieving a brighter future.

5. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Party politics is not the answer; it truly takes an independent representative who is able to work with all political parties to get things done at City Hall. This is especially true when dealing with the Provincial and Federal governments’ in requesting their support and assistance in providing funding for projects like the revitalization of our parks, housing and infrastructure renewal.

I also understand being a City Councillor is not for the faint of heart nor a part time endeavor. It requires assurance that your Councillor is prepared to help pile sandbags along the riverbanks of Scotia Street when flooding is upon us. That they will be there when you call for help or come to see first hand the problems you’re experiencing. It’s important your Councillor can provide the kind of representation you need when it comes to defending our community at City Hall.

I make this personal pledge to you, with your support and vote on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 you can count on me being the hardest working City Councillor in Winnipeg, being there when you need me and working continuously on your behalf!

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