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Candidate in the 2010 Old Kildonan Council Ward race.
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1. Why did you decide to run in the 2010 Winnipeg election?
As a 30 year resident of Old Kildonan, I have experienced the area’s vibrant and dynamic climate, and feel that this energy has hit a plateau. I would like to renew that energy and promote the area as a positive community to live in.
2. What experience will you bring to complement your role as councillor?
As owner of a commercial contracting company specializing in retail professional and restaurant interior renovations, I have developed a great level of understanding of budgets, tenders and open communication with companies across Canada. Through personal experiences as a father, partner, volunteer, pilot, musician and friend, I bring trust, patience, dedication and approachability to City Hall.
3. What are the major issues you would like to stand for and why did you choose these issues?
I feel the following are some key issues that I would like to see addressed for the ward:
a. Promoting the area for more commercial development which would ease the taxpayer’s burden on school taxes, as we do not have a large commercial base to draw on at the moment.
b. Upgrading the current infrastructure for safety concerns and better traffic flow
c. A higher police presence and promoting the need for a new police district station to serve the area as well as be in a location to easily support the nearby wards as well.
d. Upgrades to our community centres, development of splash pads/wading pools and increasing the number of bike & walking paths to promote active living.
4. Is there anything in particular you would like to change in our city? In your ward?
I would like to see the City plan not just for the immediate future but also the put fore thought into the distant future as well when city planning. This city has such potential, as was shown in the past. City Council has to take the step to make Winnipeg accessible to people, businesses and industries. I believe the City has started this process, but needs to push forward and increase the momentum. We have to promote that Winnipeg is a great city and not be shy about, be blatant without being rude. Support the Bombers, Moose and Goldeyes even if they are a having a tough season, as they are our teams and representatives and ambassadors of the City as well. Support the galleries, theatre, culture and people of Winnipeg.
5. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
My run for Councillor is not for a job, but to make a better life and area for families like mine. The residents of this ward require a person sitting at City Hall who will represent their interests and concerns. A City Councillors responsibilities are to ensure that Winnipeg and it’s wards are looked after in the most appropriate way and be accountable to it’s residents
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