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Candidate Name Elizabeth De Luisa
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Ward Ward 11
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Phone: 705-920-3449
Email: deluisaelizabeth@gmail.com
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Survey Responses

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

Review City Hall and its processes and make the changes necessary to increase efficiency and create a climate for economic development/investment.

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: important
e) Transparency and citizen engagement: most important
f) Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations at a local level: not important
g) Equity, and a life of dignity for all: very 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?

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?
There are many energy efficiency and GHG reduction initiatives that can be funded by FCM that the Municipality should take full advantage of.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
The planning process ensures public and stakeholder engagement; the council chambers are open to all. Citizens must have easy access to the information regarding decisions– a transparent and accountable municipality/council is the foundation on which community groups can properly inform themselves.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?

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 against
c) Giving citizens a direct say in community improvements through participatory planning and budgeting: I will vote against
d) Educating private contractors and the public on the harmful effects of sodium and chloride on the environment and human health and finding alternatives:

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: Unsure
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: Unsure
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.
The Municipality can make a commitment to reduce s-u plastics within its own operations and festivals and I think this is a must.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
This questionnaire brings in so much that is important however asking a candidate whether or not they would support the above initiatives as individually stated, puts one in a spot of either not seeming supportive or making grand promises that cannot be kept. If municipal strategies and plans lack vision , coherence and consistency, it is very difficult to advance anything, especially in four years. I don’t make promises I cannot keep. As I planner I know the importance of a healthy environment and its contribution to the health of its people and economy.



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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