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Candidate Name Cody Cacciotti
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Ward Mayor
Candidate Info

Phone: 705-626-9475
Email: cody.cacciotti@gmail.com
Website: https://www.gettingontrack.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cody-Cacciotti-For-Mayor-2067233536855585
Twitter: @CodyCacciotti

Survey Responses

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

Citizens must elect a mayor that will work collaboratively with council and staff to encourage further participation from all communities across the city. Having an active presence in neighborhoods and with community groups in all areas of the city must be a priority moving forward. Ongoing dialogue and open discussion through regularly scheduled community forums is imperative if we are to work collectively to improve the quality of life for all of Greater Sudbury’s citizens.

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:
most 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:
most important
d) Climate Change action and resilience:
very important
e) Transparency and citizen engagement:
most important
f) Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations at a local level:
most important
g) Equity, and a life of dignity for all:
most important
h) Economic development:
most 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 believe Greater Sudbury must continue its quest to be a green city. I have been an advocate during my time at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre for implementing additional green space and improving urban forestry throughout downtown cores. We must continue to work on our public transit system to maximize ridership and ensure that the service is meeting the needs and requirements of our citizens. We must continue to invest in proper infrastructure to encourage the use of non-motorised forms of transportation.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
I believe that the role of mayor and council is to work for their constituents and the best way to serve them is to listen. I believe that improving communication channels through groups such as the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury and the Community Action Networks are imperative to uncovering what the priorities are in neighborhoods all across the city. I would like to see the next mayor invest time and energy visiting all areas of our city on a regular basis.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
I believe that the City of Greater Sudbury has a wealth of experience and expertise when it comes to environmental stewardship. I am confident that expanding on existing partnerships working collectively with our post-secondary institutions and groups such as VETAC and Junction Creek Stewardship committee

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 champion that
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 champion that

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 champion that

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.
This is an issue I would be delighted to bring forward for council. I believe that it is a measure we could not only look to implement locally but regionally as well by working with other mayors throughout northern Ontario. I believe that the role of a good leader is to always be open to change and alternative methods that will lead to positive change, both in the short and long term.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?


Platform Statements

Climate Change
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Community Engagement

“Citizens must elect a mayor that will work collaboratively with council and staff to encourage further participation from all communities across the city. Having an active presence in neighbourhoods and with community groups in all areas of the city must be a priority moving forward. Ongoing dialogue and open discussion through regularly scheduled community forums is imperative if we are to work collectively to improve the quality of life for all of Greater Sudbury’s citizens. »

From https://www.gettingontrack.ca/platform/, checked September 18, 2028.


Environment and Water
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Food
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Sustainable Transportation
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Other
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