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Candidate Name Mike Jakubo (incumbent)
Ward Ward 7
Candidate Info

Email: mikejakubo@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mikejakubo.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143008665869504
Twitter: @MikeJakubo
Read survey response and relevant platform statements.


Survey Responses

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

Further revitalization of our playgrounds, active transportation trails to connect much of ward 7 and the City, finalizing the transit action plan to get more convenient transit for the ward’s residents and businesses, and more affordable housing for seniors so they can age in place and remain connected.

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: 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: important
e) Transparency and citizen engagement: most important
f) Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations at a local level: 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?
Only be working together will we be able to realize true change. The City can continue to invest in public transit and active transportation, even supporting the use of public transit by employees, but needs the continued buy-in from the business community as well.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
Continue to release public agenda material a week in advance of meetings. Continue to support citizen-led initiatives as I have for the last 4 years both by gaining support from all of council in budget motions or through ensuring that funds continue to be available for neighbourhood capital projects.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
Uphold the enhanced waterfront development provisions and requirements in our updated Official Plan.

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 vote in favour
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.
As with any initiative, I am open to reviewing objective information about it which balances all factors.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
I want to thank the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury for the opportunity to complete this survey. I also want to thank the Coalition for their continued work in our community and always providing reasoned comments on planning applications, and at public hearings or consultations we have on any of our master plans or projects. I hear it all, but I think what sets the Coalition apart and above other local voices is its understanding that everything is not always possible all at once, but that the last 4 years have been a good example of progress on several fronts near and dear to the Coalition. So on that note, I sincerely thank you for this opportunity and hope that I get to spend another 4 years getting sound results for Ward 7, Greater Sudbury and the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury!

Platform Statements

Climate Change
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Community Engagement

Communicate and work with the Ward’s community groups and not-for-profits to tackle important issues & accomplish meaningful projects for Ward 7.” “Continue to be the most accessible and open Councillor I can be being able to be reached by phone or e-mail, or on Facebook and Twitter.” “Work towards establishing a Youth Advisory Panel which can take a closer look at the ever evolving issues impacting our young population including youth out-migration, engagement & volunteerism, and risks & support.”

From http://www.mikejakubo.ca/priorities.htmlchecked September 7, 2018

Environment and Water
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Sustainable Transportation

“Better active transportation links, like multi-use pedestrian and cycling paths which will connect Falconbridge, Garson and New Sudbury and a pedestrian trail which will connect Capreol and Hanmer.” “Making smart investments in Public Transit an re-thinking routes and timing to ensure that transit is available when the residents and businesses of Ward 7 most need it.

From http://www.mikejakubo.ca/priorities.htmlchecked September 7, 2018


Quality of life: “Quality of Life may be the single most important factor in determining whether or not you want to attend College or University, raise a family, live or grow old in Greater Sudbury. We need to continue to invest in our recreational & social infrastructure in order to keep up the momentum “ “Revitalizing more of our playgrounds like what has happened at Metcalfe and will happen this year at Penman.” “Invest in better skate parks & other facilities to positively engage our Youth and Teens.” “Continue to provide affordable recreation programming for residents of all ages whether it’s Kid’s Summer Camps, Fitness Classes, Pickle Ball or Indoor Walking.”

Social equity: “Continue to support for our Seniors’ Centres which provide a place of community and companionship.” “More Affordable Housing for Seniors to allow our older adults to age in place & stay connected.”

From http://www.mikejakubo.ca/priorities.htmlchecked October 12, 2018