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Candidate Name Sharon Scott
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Ward Ward 4
Candidate Info

Phone: 705-626-4716
Email: sjscott412@gmail.com
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonScottWard4/
Twitter: @ScottStormy
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Survey Responses

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

Reduce the amount of money wasted and clean up the city.

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: important
b) Protecting and improving water quality and the natural environment: most 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: important
g) Equity, and a life of dignity for all: important
h) Economic development: 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?
8

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?
I’d love to see trolley cars back in Sudbury and use smaller transit buses for night-time use and smaller runs. Encourage the expanded use of solar panels and storage of off-peak electricity.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
Since the majority of the voters have elected the Councillors it is the Councillors responsibility to meet with the people in their community on a regular basis in order to get their input on what is important to them.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
Cleaning up the pollution in our lakes and rivers. This may include reducing the amount of material entering the water courses from our roads and putting in place measures to reduce or relocate goose populations. Stop filling in the marshlands which are our natural water filtering systems.

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 champion that
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.
Provide water bottle refill stations at a number of easily accessible locations throughout the city to allow people to refill a plastic or metal container for free or for a small fee. Continue to encourage people to obtain reusable grocery bags.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
The most important thing on my list is “education”. We need to educate the citizens of Sudbury on a wide range of issues. I would like to use the electronic billboards in the city to accomplish this.



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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