Position: Ward 9 Councillor
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
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;https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/city-politicians-rally-behind-brt has otherwise supported BRT.https://www.facebook.com/pg/vridley/posts/?ref=page_internal
Environment: Supports a green bin composting program.http://www.virginiaridley.com/green-bins-for-a-greener-future/
Social Housing: Use the affordable housing reserve fund to support the Housing Development Corp, who can partner with private builders.https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=15&ved=0ahUKEwjSkd7czqzcAhVDCKwKHTSaCVUQFghiMA4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.healthunit.com%2Fuploads%2Fvirginia-ridley-councillor-ward-10.pdf&usg=AOvVaw24_slytIJIXR8DCpNg4BIJ
Fiscal Responsibility: Supported a pay raise for councillors; submitted highest expense claim for Internet service.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/london-city-councillor-says-it-s-time-for-a-pay-raise-1.3291115 , https://lfpress.com/2017/02/13/london-councillors-home-internet-expenses-spark-queries/wcm/99822d4c-bd92-b02d-8ea7-40b151991aa8
Other: Supports raising taxes on top earners to reduce the inequality gap.https://www.pressreader.com/canada/toronto-star/20120415/281797100981803
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