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Candidate Name Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (incumbent)
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Ward Ward 12
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Phone: 705-675-6833
E-mail: joscelyne.landry-altmann@greatersudbury.ca
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Survey Responses

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

Complete the outstanding projects in Ward12 namely: Meandering Montrose,noise abatement for Maley Drive and Mountain st drainage phase 2. Laforest st. revitalization 2.Make the Ward and this city a safer and more vibrant place to live.The Laforestt street revitalization(launch Sept. 14th) is an example of working with the community (LUA,BIA ,CAN)to achieve this goal. 4-Support municipal policies that ensure that our vulnerable population is provided with equitable services , housing.and fair treatment. 5.Support investment diversification.

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:
most 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?
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?
In the past terms I have advocated for the LIDs (low impact development )concept integration in our site plans -better development .both municipally and privately.Responsible stormwater management .Protect our lakes and implement an asset management policy for our lakes..and initiated the hiring of an energy manager at TDS. -Promote transit use,safer and accessible pedestrian sidewalks and trails. Have advocated for better winter maintenance on our sidewalks-2106 budget increase,cleared bus stops..continue to advocate for transit hubs(express buses ) transit masterplan is underway .. safer cycling lanes ,Ensure that the Junction Creek study's recommendations are implemented for better drainage and flood control mitigation in the Flour Mill area. -Initiated the preventative plumbing subsidy -now called the RIISP-which helps homeowners control flooding/back ups in their homes,but also disconnects eaves from stormwater sewers. -Initiated a motion/ammendment to OP, in which outdoor hydronic heaters are restricted in urban and high population density zones,therefore improving the air quality in densely populated areas.

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
I am a great believer in community consultation and have implemented community discussion whenever and wherever possible, consistently in the past 12 years.It has been my guide for better decision making.I have found that the most successful meaningful citizen engagement has been when staff and the community get together.Residents have the opportunity to voice their concerns and staff get the opportunity to familiarize and understand these concerns first hand..It has makes for a better outcome. Over the years,I have helped 3 CANs(Uptown,Flour Mill and New Sudbury)get started in the Ward-through volunteer participation of course, with the purpose of community consultaion and engagement in mind.Together we have acoomplished many good projects and addressed local concerns. Lately,the Primeauvillle designation project is a good example of a community coming together,We first got together in August of 2017.The resident expressed their concerns to staff and support agencies. We formulated a plan ,and got things done resulting in a neighborhood that is stronger,friendlier and saferand a lovely historic mural Primeauville to commemorate the work done. .Save our Mountain is another example .as is Junction Creek study:public meetings with staff in areas most affected . Another good example is when I initiated a motion to have the transportation master plan come back for further public consultation post first draft.(2016) and it did.Recommendations were improved. I will continue consulting with the residents as I always have.

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
1-Ward specific:East Junction Creek study-ensure that the funding remains in place in order to implement the recommendations of the study when completed. Explore the possibility of an asset management policy for our lakes. Continue supporting LIDS (low impact development )development policies Continue supporting the 500K being put aside for watershed studies annually.and their recommendations Continue supporting disconnecting eaves from our stormsewers,and supporting the use of rainbarrels.

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 champion that
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 champion that
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 champion that
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.
I support this.This is a new initiative that certainly merits looking into further.It's common sense and I give kudos to the initiators.I look forward to supporting this in any way I can.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
Since 2006,when I was first elected, I have always advocated for policies promoting safety in the home, our streets ,sidewalks,playgrounds,neighborhoods including the downtown ,our city as a whole. I believe that safety is foremost in the well being and quality of life of all citizens.It is also a major factor in ensuring the viability and future of this city. This translates in programs to protect the infrastructure of your home,our municipal assets. Streets that have safe accessible sidewalks ,with adequate winter maintenance to provide easy access. Streets that are well lit ,well constructed,and designed respecting established neighbourhoods and longtime residents(Meandering Montrose) and noise abatement measures for MAley,Dr. Playgrounds that are age appropriate,that have undergone a CPTED) audit crime prevention through environmental design) ,for play structure placement to ensure safety. Neighborhoods that have vibrant community groups working together to ensure that safety if of prime concern. Subsequently a safe well planned,well designed city attracts investment and tourism. Safety takes many forms and also applies to the prudent management of tax dollars as well. Residents need to know that their tax dollars are safe.That they are well invested to maximize and maintain services .That they are wisely invested to ensure that that Greater Sudbury thrives . Lastly,I will continue to ask the tough questions. Thank you .


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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