Virginia Ridley (X)

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Position: Ward 9 Councillor

Incumbent:  Yes

Previous council experience: Yes. Was elected to council in 2014.

Other political experience: I have been appointed chair and co-chair of several City committees (CPSC, CWC, Governance, Dearness home Committee of Management, Water Boards); I was appointed to a provincial task force on Long Term Care in Ontario with AMO; I was elected to a board of directors position with OGRA, and am co-chair of their policy committee; I have been appointed to several committees with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Political donations; None found.

Occupation / Profession: Communications Coordinator

Languages: English

Declared positions: Transit, Traffic Calming & Road Safety, Social Housing, Fiscal Responsibility, Other

Transit: Absent from May 2018 council vote on the draft environmental project report;[1]  has otherwise supported BRT.[2]

Environment: Supports a green bin composting program.[3]

Social Housing: Use the affordable housing reserve fund to support the Housing Development Corp, who can partner with private builders.[4]

Fiscal Responsibility: Supported a pay raise for councillors; submitted highest expense claim for Internet service.[5] ,

Other: Supports raising taxes on top earners to reduce the inequality gap.[6]

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