Citizen Engagement Survey Questions Summary

Candidate name 1. How will you ensure that community consultation is done effectively and openly, with productive dialogue from start to finish for municipal projects and decisions?

Michael Cullen

Healthy Community Strategy, Public Participation Policy, Experience first hand with United Way and City staff

Kerry Latham

Provide notification to the public through the media and having open information sessions for those issue that have a significant impact on residents and the future of Sudbury.

Gerry Perras

By having time set aside at each council meeting for public imput.

Stefano Presenza

I think what would be beneficial is the idea of strong involvement of residents through Town Hall meetings, both physical and online, so that their voices are heard by City Council. Councillors must also actively reach out to constituents to listen to their ideas and bring them back to Council meetings.

Al Sizer

Candidate name 2. How will you ensure a consistent culture of openness and support for public input across all city departments?

Michael Cullen

Lead by example and first hand experience in collaboration!

Kerry Latham

Implementation of Service Standards for Council and city departments.

Gerry Perras

By banning closed door meetings, practicing high ethics and not engaging in deceitfull behaviour. Most importantly reporting attempts of deceitfull activity.

Stefano Presenza

Again, it is important to promote a culture of openness and positive feedback. As Councillors, we must tightly restrict the number Closed Session meetings, and be accountable to the decisions we make. Furthermore, we must give clear direction to City Staff so that they understand the full scope of project developments and can get the jobs done efficiently, in effective partnerships alongside City Council.

Al Sizer

Multiple choice questions:

Candidate name (a) Adopting an enhanced system for resolving all issues and complaints, including tracking numbers and prescribed timelines (b) Requiring proactive engagement of citizens and stakeholder groups when forming policies and developing projects (c) Requiring agendas and background material to be publicly posted two weeks in advance, and minutes to be posted one week after meetings of Council and Committees of Council (d) Providing timely, fair and transparent support to citizens and citizen groups for community projects that contribute to the community (e) Ensuring easily accessible, complete and searchable information on the City website

Michael Cullen

I will champion that I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will champion that I will vote in favour

Kerry Latham

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Gerry Perras

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Stefano Presenza

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Al Sizer

Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations:

Michael Cullen

Kerry Latham

City Council is elected by the majority of its citizens to make informed decisions that are in the best interest of its current and future residents.

Gerry Perras

Stefano Presenza

Al Sizer


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