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Candidate Name Justin Pappano
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Ward Ward 1
Candidate Info

Phone: 705-920-0056
Email: justinpappano@gmail.com
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PappanoSudbury
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Survey Responses

1. If you are elected, what do you most want to accomplish during this term of Council?

I want to help put an end to the constant tax increases year-after-year and help create new job and growth through a new stance on sustainable development in Sudbury.

2. When deciding how to vote, or where to dedicate your time on Council, how important to you is:
[most important; very important; important; not important; don’t know]
a) Supporting a sustainable local food system:
very important
b) Protecting and improving water quality and the natural environment:
very important
c) Making it safer and more convenient to get around the City on foot or with a mobility device, by bike, or on the bus:
very important
d) Climate Change action and resilience:
very important
e) Transparency and citizen engagement:
very important
f) Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations at a local level:
very important
g) Equity, and a life of dignity for all:
very important
h) Economic development:
very important

3. The Paris Climate Agreement is a commitment to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels,” to avoid unacceptable risks to humanity. To reach this goal, carbon emissions must peak by the year by 2020 at the latest – during the next term of Council.

On a scale of 1 – 10, what is your level of concern about climate change, with 10 being the highest?
10

4. What will you do to reduce local carbon dioxide emissions and increase Greater Sudbury’s resilience to climate change in our natural and built environment?
First, I think a good start would be to conduct an environmental efficiency audit of our municipal resources and prioritize a city-wide plan to reduce emissions and at the same time reduce costs spent on heating/lighting etc. This will allow us to reduce out carbon footprint and in the long term save money too.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
I will strive to hear out all of the citizens of my ward through constant communication, not just at election time. This means reaching out to the community, as well as, listening to those who reach out to me. I will do this through door-to-door, social, and other types of media. In addition to 'town hall/roundtable' style meetings for issues the community has input to give.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
I will promote progressive policies to make sure we protect and promote the water bodies that make Sudbury as special as it is.

7. Here are some of our specific priorities that require leadership to implement. Indicate your level of support for:
[I will champion that, I will vote in favour, I will vote against, Unsure]
a) Creating a minimum grid of safe connected cycling routes across the city during this term of Council:
I will vote in favour
b) Providing staff to support food initiatives such as community gardens:
I will vote in favour
c) Giving citizens a direct say in community improvements through participatory planning and budgeting:
I will champion that
d) Educating private contractors and the public on the harmful effects of sodium and chloride on the environment and human health and finding alternatives:
I will vote in favour

8. Greater Sudbury has some new policies in place or in progress that have the potential to make a huge difference for our community if they are implemented. Indicate your level of support for implementing and resourcing these fundamental policies and plans:

[I will champion that, I will vote in favour, I will vote against, Unsure]
a) Energy and emissions plan; Climate change adaptation plan:
I will vote in favour
b) Transit action plan; Transit Master Plan; Transportation Demand Management Plan; Complete Streets Policy; Road Safety Audit; Sidewalk Priority Index; sustainable transportation elements of the Transportation Master Plan:
I will vote in favour
c) Greater Sudbury Food Strategy:
I will vote in favour
d) Subwatershed studies and plans.; Water and Wastewater Master Plan:
I will vote in favour

9. What (if any) steps are you going to take to tackle the use of disposable single-use plastics within our city? Are you willing to lead the way by having a conversation about it?
This question was chosen by the public using a ranked ballot process, from among the list of questions submitted by citizens.
I believe that our City should look at options regarding the viability of phasing out the use of single use bags in the City, at the end of the day they are hurting our environment and we can phase them out over a period of time that is not a bother for people and allows stores to use biodegradable alternatives instead.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
One of my priorities in particular is to work with private developers in Sudbury to ensure our development is done in the most community oriented way, to harbour growth, as well as environmental viability -- I think it is better to work with developers than against them on these issues, together we work better and can accomplish more for Sudbury.


Platform Statements

Climate Change
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Community Engagement
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Environment and Water
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Food
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Sustainable Transportation
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Other
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