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?

Matt Alexander

’ll provide a bi-weekly newsletter to notify residents of upcoming city council agenda items, development applications, roadwork, community events and programs. I’ll host regular office-hours during which residents can drop in to discuss upcoming agenda items and move to release meeting agendas 5 days prior to meetings instead of the current three day schedule.

John Antonioni

This entire election is an election about ownership. Council cannot run this city. Staff cannot run this city. We need to afford the electorate the opportunity to take ownership and control of the direction of this city.

Jean-Raymond Audet

The Community Consultation does mean that us French-Canadians, who make up more than 30% of the population has had their French Services Cut Back in the Last Few Years. I will ask the Sudbury Council to have Sudbury an Officially Bilingual City in the 2018 Referendum!

Robin Auger

Holding more community meetings and advertising them better when we are making major decisions are starting a major project. We must communicate more often and "loudly" when we are doing things that will effect people (i.e the Lasalle-Notre Dame widening and traffic alerts for this). We also have to advertise on our buses or at our facilities regarding city services and even public consultation meetings.

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

I think that this is often how it is done,but, there is always room for improvement. We also need to understand that the silent majority are often supportive of what is being planned and we need to be cautious that those speaking the loudest often do not represent the greatest numbers.

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

Any major project should always have the ideas of all concerns, the investors, the people and the city, when all facts and discussions are over let the people who were voted in make the sensible decisions.

Fernand Bidal

By activating town hall meetings and making sure that CAN committees keep up their great work.Their recommendations can be part of the decision through their councillor.The decision belongs to the councillor.

Brian Bigger

Each quarter representatives of these community interest groups will be invited to
present their interests before council, encouraging a high level of respect and
involvement.

Mike Bleskie

When projects are started, we must begin the process of consultation before putting the plan together. We see the issue that comes up when we don't do this when we look at the Second Avenue project. We also need to eliminate barriers between the public and management, council and staff, and elsewhere in the chain of the city's operations.

Kevin Brault

Town hall/public information sessions are absolutely necessary. I would also use social media to have a conversation there as well. Times and technology are changing and we need to change with it and use it's advances to our benefit. Not everyone has time to attend a meeting but if you can find 5 minutes to write an email even it is 3am.

Jeanne Brohart

I’d like to see public input on key initiatives at all city council meetings with a mic there for input/issues the public would like council to consider which may not have been raised properly. Of course, there would have to be a set time allocated but I think this would be a huge step in the right direction when it comes to representing the public at city hall.

Tay Butt

By more Community Action Networks and more public input where people can free express themselves about City's projects.

Fern Cormier

I want all stake-holders and interested partied brought to the table at the beginning of a project. Not half way through or when staff says it's ok. I believe we can accomplish more by working together at the front end of project planning.

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

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

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

I am firmly committed to open government policies and engaging citizens and community groups in all aspects of community planning.

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

Community involvement is needed to solidify a relationship with council and restore faith in our municipal government, elected by the community as their voice on issues. A community action network CAN that can meet and discuss the issues will definitely improve this, great ideas need to be heard, a good leader can always put these ideas and suggestions to good use.

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

I am a strong proponent of citizen engagement through the various panel, committees and cabinets (23 I believe). I have already voiced my support at presentations to City Council and staff recently in support of these valued consultation groups.

Jeff Huska

I believe in collaborative leadership and that is by inviting and listening to all stakeholders on projects and decisions.Town hall meetings, radio shows and the media are excellent venues for providing information.

Mike Jakubo

This is a key step in the process because a project without the support of surrounding residents will be doomed to fail. I will ensure that a community consultation takes place on any project or major decision in my ward.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

I intend to pressure council and staff to have more and earlier open houses on proposed projects. More community forums on subjects such as "How to plan a road" or "Infilling vs Expansion" as examples where people can learn and share

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

Thanks for the question. I have worked for three years trying to encourage the use of an “open date” model and other progressive apps for use by the city.
I have presented on a least two occasions various digital apps such as Calgary’s 311 app and Kitchener’s Pingstreet app. Several communities such as Edmonton, Calgary Barrie, Ottawa have made extensive use of apps to encourage a public exchange with citizens. Our planning department is in its second year of developing a entirely new permitting, building control and bylaw software that will allow a much faster and more efficient turn around of permits and at the same time ensure a more consistent product.

Robert Kirwan

Consultation is not something that I have to work at to make happen. It is “who I am” and “what I do”. I already facilitate several forums where the community has an opportunity to provide their input and feedback on all municipal projects and decisions. The Valley East Community Facebook Group has over 2500 members who are actively providing their input and concerns in an open discussion. This is a community social media forum where members are encouraged to engage with each other and where I am able to put out ideas and concepts that generate discussion. I also operate the Valley East Today Community Web Site which has been in existence since 2003 and which is a community resource that is massive. I also host The Learning Clinic Radio Show, a weekly live radio talk show on CKLU from Laurentian University. On this show I bring in guests from all walks of life and we discuss concerns and issues of the day. The shows are video recorded and archived so that they can be viewed on demand at a later date or used as part of future presentations.

Mathieu Labonté

Half of a productive dialogue is having the information available. Rather than simply having public consultations with suggestions be noted, citizens should have access, in simple terms, to the status and current plans of city developments.

Vincent Lacroix

I see this as a very important step for a successful project

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

I have been an advocate of public consulation since 2006.this applies to major projects-arts center,park face lifts,subdivision plans,green stairs art walk ,residents concerns brought forward at Planning,surveys,etc...by advocating for towne hall meetings concept where presentations are made and questions are derived form that , as opposed to PICS(public input sessions as we know them today where staff stand around and wait for questions to be asked. .

René Lapierre

I will take the time it needs to ensure that municipal projects and major decisions will be shared with the public in all fashions possible. We will send the info via social media, email, regular mail but most of all I intend to have community meetings in a few locations in my ward to ensure maximum accessibility for all. I am always available via telephone or my personal email should people contact me that way. Taking on the slogan “Our City, Our Future” is exactly what I mean, I want this to be our city not mine, I want to ensure that as much information as possible is share to as many constituents imaginable.

Richard Larcher

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.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

Make sure that every committee submits reports to be reviewed by council.People need to know what is going on.Involve more citizens.

John Lundrigan

I will commit to becoming a more citizen friendly city by updating the city’s website in a more timely fashion. I will hold periodic town hall meetings with the citizens of Ward 5 to explain where we are and where we are planning on going. I will also commit to engaging the citizens by using social media.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

Open town hall meetings in all wards regularly to keep citizens apprised of projects, the plans and that status (on time or delayed, or ahead of time). Dialogue would be sought and input received would be considered prior to decisions being made.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

I will work with council to develop a new framework/requirements for community consultation on municipal projects and decisions. First step is to review the recommendations made by the recent Citizen Engagement report prepared by City Staff.

Dan Melanson

I will vote for a standard protocol that identifies and considers all sectors of the community.

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

I will work to develop a clear framework that sets out clear processes for effective citizen engagement, which ensures the public interest is fairly gathered and reported, communication methods are accessible and effective, and datum collected and reported on, and used in decision making, is statistically relevant.

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

Joseph Palmateer

By having scheduled open discussions for the public at specified locations. An having it clearly explained to the public in simplified language so it is easy to understand, with limitation being in only availability of the languages in which one can speak. Thus (English)

Gerry Perras

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

Hannu Piironen

I will start with myself. I will make myself available for consultation with individuals and community groups and stakeholders. I will be open to suggestions ideas and perspectives that can only enhance the decision-making process. I will assist in the creation of a Community Action Network for Ward 10. This group, which will operate in an arms length relationship from me as Councillor, can offer advice and feedback on my work at City Hall. Should there still be a form of Healthy Community Initiative Funds, I would seek input from the community on how they are to be spent.

Ed Pokonzie

Openness!

David Popescu

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.

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

Introduce policy that will ensure better community consultation process

Steve Ripley

I will hold an unprecedented number of ward open houses to discuss subjects that affect ward 10.

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

a) By strengthening the structure of the Community Action Networks (CANs);
b) By holding townhall meetings and forums in the various communities comprising Greater Sudbury;
c) By encouraging and supporting councillors to engage with their citizens and to provide feedback to the Mayor and Council.

Sidney Shapiro

There have been many problems with this in the past, and I believe that open dialog is the most important way to achieve meaningful change.

Mark Signoretti

I will make sure that we have open discussed of all issues and that citizens kept well informed of any new municipal projects and decisions.

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

by ensuring that the public is made aware of the issues and have been given adequate time to participate in the discussions

Chris Spry

By ensuring facilitators are objective and willing to listen.

Paul Stopciati

A Citizen Panel should be formed and report to council.

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

Mandatory community consultation for project and decisions = contentious and any decisions that will involve taxes paid.
Progress reports on a monthly basis to Council.
TRANSPARENCY! THERE SHOULD BE NOTHING TO HIDE. Anything hidden connotes wrong doing.

Dan Xilon

As I speak with more and more constituents in WARD 2, I have found that many constituents have ideas about what would be good for our Ward and our City as a whole. I am prepared to hear what these ideas are and hope to present ideas that have a majority of constituents’ support behind them, on your behalf at the council table. I am also learning that issues I thought were very clear may not be the views or challenges of WARD 2 or might not be considered important issues to the Ward.

For this reason, and to the best of my ability, I intend to hold monthly “Ward Hall” meetings at rotating venues around the ward. These informal meetings will offer an opportunity for concerned members of the Ward 2 community to come together and share their views and concerns. Locations could include community halls/centers, such as the ones in Beaver Lake, Worthington, Naughton, and Whitefish or local business such as restaurants. It has come to my attention that many people feel their councillors are difficult to get access to. I hope our “Ward Halls” will be a good step toward fixing that.

Also, once elected, I will convert my website into a place for you, the people of Ward 2, to voice your views about the specific issues and council votes which will arise throughout the next term.

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

Matt Alexander

I’ll support open government and open data programs, a website overhaul to make staff reports more accessible and I’ll take the lead in bringing staff to the community to discuss local issues.

John Antonioni

I look to making community consultation a primary method of governance and guidance. I would encourage town hall sessions in all wards at the beginning of this term of Council in order to validate and/or update Sudbury’s strategic plan and to map out, not only economic development but also governance issues. Furthermore, municipal and Council meetings would benefit from being held at remote locations in and around the wards. Meeting and information sessions can be held at more appropriate times and in more convenient locations and results and agendas for meeting should be posted in a timely manner. Furthermore, the municipal government must begin utilization of internet based communication technologies in this, the digital age. This promotes digital inclusion and fosters better communications.

Jean-Raymond Audet

The influence of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce must be disclose and transparent on our Elected Individuals. We must know where all their support is coming from and for what purpose!

Robin Auger

The first step is to update the City web site to allow for the public to submit ideas, comments, and after doing do we should have a set time limit to get back to the submitter. By auditing our City services to find areas we need to improve it will signal a change in how we will be serving the public, we will have to work hard to show we are ready to listen and to serve our citizens. Customer service should be our focus and we should train each person in every service in Customer Service techniques.

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

As I always have supported this

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

I intend to represent the voice of my ward and city. I will not be intimidated by council or management when it comes from the people I represent.

Fernand Bidal

To introduce policy that will direct all deparments to properly inform the citizens through town hall meetings of their proposed recommendations or CAN meetings.

Brian Bigger

I will champion change and awareness of these important issues. This will be done top
down.

Mike Bleskie

Aside from laying out all expenses as openly as possible, I plan to introduce new, consistent civic engagement tools that focus on both regular issues and budget-specific issues. These tools, LiquidFeedback and Citizen Budget, have seen widely successful use in other locations and help bridge the gap in civic engagement. I also want to be able to create a consultative community budget for projects, rather than depend on a politicized slush fund tool.

Kevin Brault

A clear policy for responding residents complaints needs to be implemented across the board that would include that when an issue reaches a certain level of complaints Council be informed directly. If 100 people have already called or emailed about the same problem council should be contacted by the department.

Jeanne Brohart

Same as above. I think such an approach would allow staff to better gauge public input via “reactions” provided by the audience when key issues are raised for council’s consideration. I do not like to see council meetings that provide for virtually no time for such public input as I think it is extremely important for the council to represent the people and that means hearing the people.

Tay Butt

It can be done by an e-government concept in which Portal is brought in which connects all City's departments with public and public can leave feedback after service is delivered by a specific individual of a department and in order to get a better rating or not to get a negative feedback, everybody works diligently as public can see this open concept all the time via their computers.

Fern Cormier

I believe that all information should be made available in real time. I believe we should have a standing policy that any and all information be made available to the public from all city departments. Unless the law specifically prevents it, information needs to be shared in an open and transparent way.

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Lead by example and first hand experience in collaboration!

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

I plan to engage council and city staff in team building exercises within the first 2 months of being elected. Council and staff need to be aware of their roles and responsibilities so they can work effectively together to serve the people of Sudbury.

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

Meeting with department heads to voice the issues and concerns of the citizens.

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

I would ask the residents appointed to these various groups to brief me (as their councillor) periodically to determine productive progress is being made. Additionally I would as Councillor request either an annual or biannual public presentations to the Council.

Jeff Huska

Bring back the Ombudsman, full time City Auditor, implement 311 fully allowing for the tracking of calls and outcomes. Put markers in place to insure goals are met and instill pride of ownership back in the city.

Mike Jakubo

3-1-1 has the potential to be a very valuable service in terms of openness and public input. But too often there are stories of how 3-1-1 calls are not followed up on and a call or e-mail to a councillor is also not followed up on. By being accountable to residents and looking into all concerns the City can find better ways of operating all departments. 3-1-1 is great for this because it assigns a case number to each call. This case number will allow follow up by the resident and by me as a councillor directly with the department involved.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

Council has to set the tone of openness and support for public input. Council will set the policy and staff will follow our lead

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

I will continue to champion these positive directions. By soliciting greater support and demand from the public we can move forward more quickly. We cannot change the past but we can learn from it as we move forward.

Robert Kirwan

I will ensure a consistent culture of openness and support for public input across all city departments by continuing to use my open forums to seek public input and to educate the public on policies that are being considered by City Council. We can hold Town Hall meetings, but usually only a handful of residents attend these sessions so it is difficult to judge the feelings of the public from those meetings. Instead, I will continue to remain immersed in my community so that I can listen to the people, watch what they do, and let them speak to me through their actions. That is how I intend to find out what the silent majority truly feels so that I can be their “voice at city hall”. I will also encourage open communication electronically and by phone so that people can talk to me in confidence. I will also make sure that I develop healthy, trusting relationships with staff so that they understand that I am a person who they can approach with concerns and recommendations on how we can improve our city operations.

Mathieu Labonté

Making city information available is key, and something I would push for.

Vincent Lacroix

Invite the public to monthly council meetings

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

1-By continuing to advocate for meetings being video recorded(especially Planning)-in order to accurately document comments.2-maintaining my accessibility to the public.3-by continuing to request public input/public service announcements,local project timeline communication etc.. at every opportunity.-establishing consistency ensuring better service.

René Lapierre

I am the voice for the residents of ward 6 once elected. If a resident cannot get the answers, support or information they are looking for I want to be there for them to ensure I get the accurate in a timely fashion. I believe in having an integrity commissioner to oversee what council does, and should a recommendation for change from him/her should be delivered then I will push to ensure that we remain open and transparent to the people we represent as a councillor.

Richard Larcher

Kerry Latham

Implementation of Service Standards for Council and city departments.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

More volunteer committees set up to assist with planning and implementation of ideas developed.Council has to review and make public.

John Lundrigan

By working to increase Accountability, Transparency and Re-Building Trust in municipal politicians.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

A review of current policies and input structures would be conducted. Using modern technology and access strategies, we would streamline input from the public making it efficient and productive.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

Working with my council colleagues:
Introduce a bylaw for an Open Data policy for Greater Sudbury.
Recommend the release of council meeting agendas one to two weeks prior to the meeting taking place.
Work to make the City website more accessible. Set standards for uploading data so that it is searchable by the public.
Change/upgrade the requirements for public consultation and input on projects of a set dollar amount and/or impact.
Upgrade the 311 system to cover all municipal issues/concerns/complaints and to have report numbers assigned to all calls. Educate the public to ask for a report number when they call.

Dan Melanson

By voting for a city standard protocol.

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

Working collaboratively with the elected council to ingrain and encourage a culture of accountability, and transparency at city hall. Revitalizing the concept of public service and responsibility in all departments of municipal government.

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

Being the Voice for our neighbor's future development through group or informal discussions.

Joseph Palmateer

Again, a very good question, one which I honestly can't give an answer to, let alone a good answer.

Gerry Perras

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

Hannu Piironen

Only a culture of openness and a respect for public input will erase the distrust and disconnect between citizens and City Hall. As Council one of the first acts should be to remove the overt security at City Council meetings. There should be no barriers between the public and its representatives. Council should set the example for all staff.

Ed Pokonzie

By regularly informing the residents of Greater Sudbury.

David Popescu

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.

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

Through policy and responsiveness to citizen concerns

Steve Ripley

I support Open government, Open information with the public.

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

Direction from Mayor and Council to all departments that the culture of openness regarding public projects and major decisions will be the order of the day.

Sidney Shapiro

I would hope to bring this important value to the table, and endeavor that all city offices I work with do the same and have a policy in place to listen and respond.

Mark Signoretti

I will do my best to make sure that a consistent culture of openness and support for public input across all city departments continues by update residents via local meeting and emails.

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

By making sure that it becomes a condition of employment and then ensuring that it is carried out.

Chris Spry

Transparency and accountability

Paul Stopciati

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

Tighten and demand accountability from department heads.
Orientation, training and education for Council in City operations.
Monthly reports to Council at council meetings.
Handing out of contracts must have a set policy in the agreement that considers risk management terms for the City,
Complacency, Arrogance and “Untouchable” attitudes by senior management must be dealt with by Council

Dan Xilon

I would work hard to try and eliminate the perceived of city hall as being as a collection of “silos” inaccessible to the outside. I would also strive to bring my philosophy of consensus, cooperation, and compromise among all stakeholders of the city of Sudbury to the culture of City Hall. I would also explore the creation of a special events committee which would incorporate representation from all necessary departments for those looking to put on in events in our city. I would look to have a similar development committee created. These committees could serve as one stop shops for those involved in bringing growth opportunities to our city.

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

Matt Alexander

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

John Antonioni

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

Jean-Raymond Audet

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

Robin Auger

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

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

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

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

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

Fernand Bidal

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

Brian Bigger

I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that

Mike Bleskie

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

Kevin Brault

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

Jeanne Brohart

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

Tay Butt

I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that

Fern Cormier

I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that

Francois Couture

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

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

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

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

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

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

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

Jeff Huska

I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that

Mike Jakubo

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

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

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

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

I will champion that I will champion that Unsure I will champion that I will champion that

Robert Kirwan

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

Mathieu Labonté

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

Vincent Lacroix

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

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

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

René Lapierre

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

Richard Larcher

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

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

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

John Lundrigan

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

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

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

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

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

Dan Melanson

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 Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

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

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

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

Joseph Palmateer

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

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

Hannu Piironen

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

Ed Pokonzie

I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that

David Popescu

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

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

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

Steve Ripley

Unsure I will champion that Unsure I will champion that I will champion that

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

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

Sidney Shapiro

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

Mark Signoretti

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

Paul Soucie

I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that

Chris Spry

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

Paul Stopciati

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

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

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

Dan Xilon

I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that I will champion that
Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations:

Matt Alexander

A – We’ll review the effectiveness of 311. I’ll support a 311 email and twitter account, and a procedure for providing a reference number for all 311 calls. I’d like to explore the option of having 311 find the answer to questions or complaints and responding to residents rather than forwarding the staff to a staff answering machine. As councillor this is how I’ll respond to constituent’s questions and requests.

B – I’ll move to require notice boards at the site of development applications and proposed roadwork. As councillor I’ll meet with owners of large parcels and encourage collaboration with neighbours to work towards appropriate development of these sites.

C – Two weeks is too long a timeline and could force items to be bumped down too far down the queue, slowing progress. I will move to release agendas 5 days prior to meetings, with minutes to be posted in a timely manner.

John Antonioni

Jean-Raymond Audet

I notice that us French Canadians are treated like Second class Citizen in this Town, our Services have cut back Federally, Provincially and Provincially and I believe it is at the asking of the Private Sector and other Lobby Groups? Our Plight is not as Bad as our Native Brothers who are treated like Third World Citizens by our Federal Government, the Private Sector and Canadians!

Robin Auger

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

C-this is often time sensitive and may not always be achievable
D-for the most part this is currently done. Staff recognize the need to do this as does council

Aaron Beaudry

Matt Belanger

Joseph Berthelot

Council should act as if 160,000 people are attending each and every meeting, this is how open city hall has to be. Wide open about all activities and making sure the people are aware.

Fernand Bidal

Brian Bigger

From my responses, when I advise you that I will champion the matter, not only will I
also vote in favour. These topics are very important to me and essential to a community
to move forward to the future.
Thank you so much for all the work you do

Mike Bleskie

Kevin Brault

C) It is unreasonable to have everything out 2 weeks early. Once the motion is on the table its usually delayed 1 month before it can be discussed. I am in favour of all the info coming out for people to view ASAP, but adding 2 weeks to the month delayed process would only further slow progress. I also feel sometimes things need to be changed quickly so its reasonable for last minute items to be introduced. Our city needs to provide more information to the public an faster, to ensure a better informed public can speak out, but an additional 2 week delay is an answer I support.

Jeanne Brohart

C-Unsure. I’ve worked in a Global 100 company and posting agendas two weeks in advance is almost impossible… they are simply too subject to change. Something I would work on but the public has to be realistic on what is doable here. Posting minutes after meetings would of course be more doable.
E-I’ve worked with programmers… this can be extremely expensive… not sure what the city has for I/T resources… but this is a big unsure at this time only because I know what is involved here and I don’t think budgets have approved any big overhaul of city systems and that might be what you need for this.

Tay Butt

Since I am an IT Consultant and Technologist, I will work closely with City's IT team and encourage other councilors to support me in bring in an open system.

Fern Cormier

Francois Couture

Michael Cullen

Gordon Drysdale

Ron Dupuis

Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)

Denis Ferron

Jesse Gaudet

Lin Gibson

Jeff Huska

I believe in a weekly or bi-weekly radio show with call ins

Mike Jakubo

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

I'm unsure about agendas being available two weeks before each meeting. There's often changes or updates to agenda and reports even in the week before any meeting. It's a good idea to attempt the two week goal but I'm not certain it is practical.

Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)

C-I do not believe that using our current processes we have the ability to turn things around that quickly. A move to more digital approvals could assist a quicker turn around.

Robert Kirwan

Mathieu Labonté

Vincent Lacroix

Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)

Communication is key to success. I have consistently advocated for better communication in all departments and for all projects undertaken since 2006.

René Lapierre

Richard Larcher

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.

Paul Lefebvre

Les Lisk

Names of people in charge of each area along with a detail of their responsibilities be placed on website for city.

John Lundrigan

I am not aware of the work load city staff has or does not have on my unsure responses. I would like to vote in favor to these once I am educated and understand the constraints and requirements of this job.

Wyman MacKinnon

Kent MacNeill

C-Minutes to be posted as soon as adopted (usually next meeting) Agenda should be available as far as possible in advance so that people can make arrangements to attend meeting or give input.

Richard Majkot

Robert McCarthy

Deb McIntosh

Dan Melanson

Gerry Germain Montpellier

Marcel Montpellier

Chris Nerpin

Chad Odnokon

Shawn Ouimet

Joseph Palmateer

Ensuring easily accessible, complete and searchable information on the City website is the job of the cities IT personnel. Councilors can inquire about it and give suggestions / complaints to those responsible, but it is up to those that manage it directly, to go and fix it.

As for 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.
Agendas and background material may change periodically before a meeting takes place, so its posting which can be possible, may also be completely incorrect by the time a meeting starts its session, yet if possible it should be done. as for minutes may be posted months after meetings... they may be stretching it a little. Yet it depends upon the amount of topics being discussed within the minutes.

Gerry Perras

Hannu Piironen

A-One of the most frequent complaints I have heard is a lack of follow up on calls to City Hall. It is very difficult to talk to the same person in relation to a complaint lodged or on a particular issue.
B-while you can’t force engagement from the public it is important that the public be informed of pending policies and projects before any final decisions are made.
C-as soon as practicable. There could be good reasons for late changes or additions to agendas and background material. However if the only reason to withhold the material or agenda items is to forestall full discussion of the item in question I would be very opposed to the delay.

Ed Pokonzie

I have campaigned for more than 20 years publicly for transparency and accountability in municipal affairs.

David Popescu

Stefano Presenza

Walter Prus

Lynne Reynolds

Steve Ripley

I support Open government, Open information with the public.

André Rivest (Incumbent)

John Rodriguez

Sidney Shapiro

Mark Signoretti

Al Sizer

Paul Soucie

Chris Spry

A– not as easy as one thinks. Would need to see the plan and proposal.
B– not as easy as one thinks. Every project? Would need specifics – too broad to answer honestly.

Paul Stopciati

Will Thomson

Thomas Trainor

Michael Vagnini

Mila Wong

Dan Xilon

c) In addition, after the election I will be using my website www.danxilon.ca to post this very sort of information whenever possible and provide other methods of transparency and lines of communication for the people of ward 2.


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