I have spoken to many people during the past few weeks. These are some of the key issues.
Community input and engagement in important decisions is essential. As the new Official Plan is being developed, the community’s views are necessary. Secondary and Community Development Plans and heritage districts must be respected. I will:
As your Councillor I will always be approachable, effective and on your side. I will constantly encourage community input by working with community associations, holding public meetings and town halls. I will open a Community Office where people can come to meet me and talk about issues, concerns and problems that need to be solved, and establish a Ward Advisory Council consisting of community associations and stakeholders that will hold regular meetings to receive your input on issues, concerns, problems and opportunities because you know what’s best for your streets and neighborhood.
My background working in a municipal legal department, local advocate, community volunteer and legal experience with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of municipal and planning law will enable me to be a strong advocate for the residents of Rideau-Rockcliffe.