Unaccountable Board/Committee Appointment Process
The new appointment process used to appoint members of the public to various Boards and Committees of Council on January 9, 2017 is unaccountable, not transparent, and flawed. I voted against implementing the new appointment process. I have expressed much concern over the new process in the Sault Star. Northern Hoot has also covered thew flawed new appointment process.
Against Higher Taxes
I do not support the City Council-approved 4.3% tax increase for 2017. In these difficult economic times, restraint is more important than ever. That is why I twice brought a motion to review our Public Works department, which makes up 25% of our total City budget, but those efforts were not supported by Council. I cannot support any increases above the rate of inflation when residents are facing the type of economic difficulty they are currently facing. I’m already working to bring the 2018 budget down.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
I was honoured to join Steve Paikin on TVO’s ‘The Agenda’ for a segment on Sir William H. Hearst. You can visit The Agenda Website to learn about the Former Ontario Premier and Sault Ste. Marie MPP, Sir William H. Hearst.
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