Saturday, September 2, 2006
This has been the most dysfunctional council terms in the history of Guelph. Politicians are elected to govern and not micro-manage City Hall. Guelph deserves better.
2) Why did you decide to run?
As a husband and proud father of two kids, I want to leave a legacy that my children and grandchildren will be proud of.
3) The Guelph Civic League has highlighted four issues for the consideration of voting students. Please comment on the following:
a) What is your position on the proposed pipeline from Lake Erie to Guelph?
I am opposed to the billion dollar pipeline. Guelph needs to utilize new wells in the local area, explore rainwater collection solutions and, most importantly, make a serious commitment to CONSERVATION.
b) How will you address issues of development in the city and what is your plan for the continued growth of Guelph?
Guelph is growing. Guelph is evolving. As a Downtown business owner I know how important growth is, so I have a plan for my business. My plan tells me when to expand and how to do so. The problem in Guelph isn't growth, its poor city planning. We need to be building new neighbourhoods so that the City can offer all the amenities that new residents need and deserve.
c) If you are elected to council do you intend to lend your support to the continuation of the student bus pass?
d) The GCL is concerned about the size and number of bike lanes on Guelph roads, will you push for greater bike access?
4) Is there another issue(s) that you think voters should be aware of when considering their choices at the ballet box?
Guelph had a world class Made-in-Guelph solution to its garbage. People were proud of the fact that Guelph was looking after its own waste. We need to restore our composting plant.
5) What’s your final message to U of G students?
If you care about democracy, if you care about your city, if you care about the environment that our children will live in, then exercise the democratic right that so many fought to protect and vote on November 13.