Jesse Helmer (X)
Transit: Voted for the current BRT plan; supports electric busses on the BRT system.
Social Housing: Supports a minimum guaranteed income to reduce poverty; supports including social housing in development plans; supports parity between single-unit and multi-unit property tax rates.
Business Climate: Information not available.
Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.
Safe Injection Sites: Supports harm-reduction measures.
Transit: Does not support the current BRT plan.
Social Housing: Supports affordable housing throughout the city.
Business Climate: Supports the elimination of vacant unit tax rebate. Believes City Hall needs to be more friendly to business developers.
Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal restraint can reduce individual tax burden and allow more spending for social programs.
Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection / supervised consumption sites.
Transit: Does not support BRT.
Social Housing: Information to be provided on candidate website launching Oct 1.
Business Climate: Information to be provided on candidate website launching Oct 1.
Fiscal Responsibility: Information to be provided on candidate website launching Oct 1.
Safe Injection Sites: Does not support safe injection sites.
Transit: Opposes the BRT plan.
Social Housing: Shelter is a basic human right.
Business Climate: Encourage visitors, students, and investment from abroad, specifically from China.
Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal responsibility is part of good governance.
Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection sites.
Transit: “I believe that our transit system needs an upgrade that the BRT is not going to solve. London in my opinion should focus more on the LTC buses. The BRT is to expensive and doesn’t help enough people in London.”
Social Housing: “London needs more social housing. For those with lower income, housing is not easy to find. I think we should give a tax break to developers that wish to build social housing complexes so that they have an incentive to build them and will want to create more.”
Business Climate: “We have to help businesses grow and new ones start to help create jobs within London, but we have to be cautious to not let them control the way London is going.”
Fiscal Responsibility: “London needs to make sure that things get done right the first time. We have had a few construction projects that have gone over time, over budget or have to be redone because they weren’t done right the first time. I believe that London needs to focus on spending it’s tax money better so that we can help clear it’s debt.”
Safe Injection Sites: “I understand the idea of the safe injection sites, but I do not agree with them.”