Ward 8

 

Steve Lehman

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Transit: Does not support the current BRT plan.

Social Housing: “”We need to change the revolving door solution for mental health, addiction and homelessness into a well defined pathway that guides towards a long term change. We need to build on the creative ideas of such organizations as Y.O.U. and Goodwill.”

Business Climate: “The city needs to partner with Western and Fanshawe to create entrepreneurship opportunities for their bright young graduates. Also we need to make businesses currently located in London and those looking to invest here feel welcome buy assisting in any way as they build or expand.”

Fiscal Responsibility: “”I want to keep taxes reasonable by spending your money responsibly. I cast a wary eye when I hear arguments for projects using the term “investment”. If that is the case then I want to see a true business case that outlines real numbers for cost and real numbers for benefits.”

Safe Injection Sites: Does not support safe injection sites.

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Tariq Khan

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Transit: Does not support the current BRT plan.

Social Housing: Information not available.

Business Climate: Bureaucratic red tape, which is hinged in business-related bylaws… causes unnecessary time delays, and frustration and discouragement for the business owners.

Fiscal Responsibility: Prefers to pay for projects via growing the city’s tax base (e.g. new businesses) rather than raising taxes

Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection sites.

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Nour Hamid

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Transit: Not supportive of BRT

Social Housing: Would like to develop an affordable rent-to-own program

Business Climate: Equal opportunity; Create jobs less dependent on USA; Encourage investment; Accountability in insurance premiums; Retention of local talent/education

Fiscal Responsibility: Encourages responsible spending in areas where vitally important.

Safe Injection Sites: Is supportive of safe injection sites with counselling services

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Osam Ali

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Transit: Supportive of BRT

Social Housing: “Investing In Our Community Services… implement the affordable housing through best practices. Dealing seriously with the homelessness and poverty issues.”

Business Climate: “Work with Small Business, listen to their concerns, and support them, we need to help them grow and expand in order to create more JOBS. Make effective connection channels with internal and external investors on how to bring investments to London.”

Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available.

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Matthew Greer

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Transit: Not supportive of the current BRT plan

Social Housing: Information not available.

Business Climate: Information not available.

Fiscal Responsibility: Information not available.

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available.

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Bill Downie

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Transit: “We need to improve an already very good LTC with more service to our main corridors, schools and hospitals.

Social Housing: “We need more affordable housing to deal with a increase in population.”

Business Climate: “We need to collaborate with all business big and small and be innovative in job growth and full employment-we need to include labour.”

Fiscal Responsibility: “We must stay at a fair taxation rate and be careful of provincial downloading from the new government.”

Safe Injection Sites: “Necessary for the health and safety of all people.”

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Moon Inthavong

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Transit: “I am in support of the BRT. This is a progressive plan.”

Social Housing: “I’d like to see a pilot project that would allow private housing stock to be part of the Social Housing Market.”

Business Climate: “As Council we are not mandated to create jobs – however, that does not mean that we can not create an environment of support and direction.”

Fiscal Responsibility: “Fiscal responsibility should not always mean being fiscally prudent. Sometimes we need to take risks on expenditure. Fiscal Responsibility means progressive thinking. It should mean spending our tax dollars well.”

Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection sites.

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Matthew Reid

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Transit: Opposes BRT as proposed; would continue with aspects of the plan such as smart traffic signals and road improvements.

Social Housing: “(Rising house prices) are making affordable housing… more important and all levels of government need to work together to resolve this.”

Business Climate:  “We need to have an environment at City Hall that makes getting permits as smoothly as possible, without additional requests and reports being put in place half way through the permit process.”

Fiscal Responsibility:  “It is important that governments do not place crippling debts on future generations to pay for. While some borrowing is required… I also look for more affordable alternatives and do not spend money unnecessarily.”

Safe Injection Sites: Supports safe injection sites.

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Morena Hernandez

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Transit:  Does not support the current BRT plan.

Social Housing: Supports partnerships with the private sector to address affordable housing.

Business Climate:  Information not available.

Fiscal Responsibility: Supports clarity and accountability for council’s spending decisions.

Safe Injection Sites: Information not available.

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