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Candidate Name Terry Kett
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Ward Ward 11
Candidate Info

Phone: 705-919-1857
Email:  terryjkett@gmail.com
Website: https://terrykett.wixsite.com/ward11/
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Survey Responses

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

Get Council to work together to focus on what we can afford to do for the good of all our 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:
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:
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:
very important
h) Economic development:
very 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?
Encourage everyone to use public transit and much more cycling through diligently following the Complete Street Policy

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?
I will: Have more neighbourhood meetings to hear concerns. Have lots of information & conversations on my website Make certain citizen groups are heard at the committee level & council

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?
Encourage more Watershed Studies, not just Ramsey's Fight for more community awareness of the need to protect these fragile bodies

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.
We have to act. When you see that 50% of the plastic we use once and just throw away and we only recover 5% of plastics we produce. I will help in whatever way i can!!

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?
Councillors need the advice and support from all the environmental activists in our city. We must work in concert. I think plastics bags should be our first target


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

Kingsway Entertainment District and Arena/Downtown:They (City Council) want the Kingsway Event Centre: $100,000,000, which we need. But, they also want the “Junction”-an art gallery, library and performing arts centre at the present arena site – great idea, but not feasible today at the cost of $116,000,000.  HOW IS ALL THIS REMOTELY POSSIBLE WITHOUT A VIABLE LONG-TERM PLAN? I want council to refocus. Let’s look at what we can afford!” “I am in favour of the Kingsway Entertainment District.  Downtown is too small to accommodate an arena which will also be host to large concerts, conventions etc., a casino, and a hotel. The Kingsway has a large amount of vacant serviced land that can accommodate future development that will result because of this large project.”

From https://terrykett.wixsite.com/ward11, checked September 3, 2018