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|Candidate name||Ward||Citizen Engagement|
|Matt Alexander||Ward 1||
"Ward 1 Newsletter
5-Day Notice of Agenda Items
Development Notice boards
A Meaningful Breakdown of Our Taxes
Accountability isn’t a slogan to me, it’s the result of keeping the community involved in decisions.
Collaborative Planning and Development
Councillor Office Hours
Review of Citizen Advisory Panels and Committees of Council
Turning NIMBY to YIMBY
From http://electmattalexander.com/platform.html, last checked Sept. 22, 2014.
Re HCI funds: “Public funds should benefit the public and how that money is spent locally should be determined directly by the public. In cities across the globe residents are involved in setting the spending priorities for their neighbourhoods through the process of participatory budgeting. This is a practice I intend to bring to Ward 1 as councillor. … As a result of participatory budgeting, residents are better informed about how their money is spent; they are involved in the decision-making process from the very beginning; and they have a direct influence on how their tax dollars are spent in their neighbourhoods..”
From http://electmattalexander.com/blog.html, last checked August 12, 2014
|John Antonioni||Ward 10||
“Open and transparent consultation with residents before major development”
“I pledge to personally return each and every taxpayer email or phone call"
From http://johnantonioni.ca/my-priorities/, last checked Aug. 30, 2014
|Robin Auger||Ward 7||
"First and foremost we must ensure our city website is very user friendly and includes search functions so those who visit it can find what they are looking for easily. The website should also have all the steps needed to get any kind of permit or license needed on it and include printable documents to aid in things getting done in our city. Next a clearly transparent council who do not hide behind procedure or rhetoric will surely grow faith and interest in our council again. We must have an amalgamated council for an amalgamated city which means we must act as one to grow the city and when we demonstrate we can act together in a positive direction that positivity will spread to the people in the city. We should also open city services later at least once a week to meet the needs of those who use the services as well we should advertise the types of services we provide on our buses and at all of our city run buildings. Mostly as councillors we have to get out there, listen and ask questions. We should not be ashamed to admit we do not have all the answers and that we need to seek the advice of those who are experts to aid us in making informed decisions. We have to seek out new and improved relationships with businesses and educational institutions in the city to understand how we can help them to ensure their continued success within the city."
From https://www.facebook.com/voterobinauger, last checked Sept. 2, 2014
|Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)||Ward 2|
|Aaron Beaudry||Ward 9|
|Matt Belanger||Ward 3|
|Joseph Berthelot||Ward 5|
|Fernand Bidal||Ward 6||
"I will answer all your calls within 24 hours"
“..my administration will act to adopt the principles of Open Data and Open Government. … It’s a major shift in the culture of the city, a shift that is overdue. It will result in real cost savings for the city, highly improved citizen service, better citizen engagement and is fast becoming a prerequisite for tech companies. Open Data and Open Government allow Citizens, Businesses, City Employees, Managers and Council to work together in ways previously not possible.
From http://biggersudbury.ca/platform/open-sudbury/, last checked Sept. 18, 2014
“Vision 2025 – A Ten Year Look Ahead for Greater Sudbury. Vision 2025 will involve all citizens, interest groups, community organizations and businesses coming together to share their ideas about the future of our City. The Vision 2025, will be a conference focused on gathering information and input from the people of Sudbury.
The people of Sudbury will have a real and meaningful role in this process. It will include submissions and presentations from:
This initiative will be held in the first year of Brian Bigger becoming elected as Mayor”
From Oct. 2, 2014 Press Release
|Mike Bleskie||Ward 11||
"Create civic engagement opportunities which allow for a marketplace of ideas and draw the best input from people in the community."
"Create tools to properly and transparently display where spending is made, and who is accountable for which funds. In addition, adopt Open North’s “Citizen Budget” interactive budget simulator to educate and encourage input on the budget."
"Create a clear, objective prioritization of municipal projects based on value to citizens and ratepayers."
"Proactive measures are needed to engage youths in the ward, particularly those with home difficulties and those living in youth homes in the community. A community group should be set up to build dialogue and support for these young citizens, and build a positive presence in their lives, rather than be combative against antisocial behaviour."
from http://bleskie.ca/platform/, last checked July 26, 2014
|Kevin Brault||Ward 6|
|Tay Butt||Ward 12||
“He wants to make sure your voice is heard. He takes it as his responsibility to advocate people he represents.”
“Motivating more community groups to be part of Community Action Networks (CANs).”
from www.votefortay.ca; last checked June 30, 2014
|Fern Cormier||Ward 10||
"Fern believes that Ward 10 needs...
Transparent, open government where any and all information that can be made available should be easily accessible by the public.
Clear, accountable and transparent decision-making when it comes to spending your hard earned tax dollars."
From http://www.voteferncormier.com/#!platform/c5ro, last checked July 10, 2014
“would like to improve our community engagement and planning process
we need to involve the neighborhood, the stakeholders, end users and the broader community at the very earliest stages of the plans.”
By building the process with an open dialogue approach we can address the needs of the community at the earliest stages. By doing this things like cycle and pedestrian friendly components can be included and designed with the end user in mind from the beginning. We would also be able to properly address and include environmental protection components, which should be standard to begin with”
From http://www.voteferncormier.com/#!issue-statements/c2h5, last checked October 17, 2014
|Francois Couture||Ward 4|
|Michael Cullen||Ward 8||
"I like to think that with my work of a very large organization including multiple commitments on ad hoc and standing committees I have a true appreciation and understanding for volunteerism. I most recently wrote an article on community engagement for the Sudbury Star. I also volunteer regularly throughout our community. This will also be a top priority during my term as councillor to promote and foster a broader volunteer effort in Ward 8 and beyond and to represent the interests of the non profit/charity sectors"
From Position Statement
|Gordon Drysdale||Ward 7|
"A City Hall more responsive to its citizens
from http://rondupuis.com/priorities-sudbury/, last checked July 10, 2014
|Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)||Ward 4|
|Denis Ferron||Ward 1|
|Jesse Gaudet||Ward 3||
“- Ensure that, as your councillor, I can always be reached to hear your thoughts and concerns. Whether it be by phone, e-mail or social media, I will ensure that your concerns are represented at city council.”
“Create a public forum for citizens to voice their concerns regarding infrastructure projects, and future projects to be prioritized accordingly.”
From http://www.jessegaudet.com/, last checked Sept. 18, 2014.
|Lin Gibson||Ward 9||
"I have consistently been a proactive advocate and successful lobbyist for many beneficial causes. Whether representing working women through the Business & Professional Women of Canada & Greater Sudbury dealing with issues from affordable day care to pay equity; campaigning for a strong voice for the Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance or supporting parent groups over school closures, I have a strong voice that is respectfully heard and can make a difference.
One of my campaign priorities is promoting easier and more readily available city funding for citizen groups with a project need. This program would replace the controversial Healthy Community Initiative Fund (ie Councillor ‘Slush Fund’). This new funding for active citizen groups will allow those with healthy community projects, expedient access to proper funding supported by their Councillor. The budget for HCIF monies currently exists – the streamlined process to get the funds would however be greatly improved for citizen groups."
From http://www.gibson4ward9.ca/#statement, last checked Sept. 3, 2014
"The City of Greater Sudbury needs to implement municipal politics into the school system. As your Mayor I would create a Junior City Council made up of high school students throughout the city. It's imperative that we initiate a program that will teach students about municipal politics and why it's important to have a voice in your local community."
from http://www.huskaformayor.com/index.php/vision-priorities#our-youth, last checked July 8, 2014
"As your Mayor, I will establish and attend open community forums, held regularly throughout each ward, with residents and their Councillors. This will enable me to become more effective; addressing unique challenges from each ward. By working alongside Councillors, we will be a stronger team, meeting the needs of each ward – leading to the success and growth of our City through:
from http://www.huskaformayor.com/index.php/vision-priorities#communication, last checked July 10, 2014
|Mike Jakubo||Ward 7|
|Terry Kett (Incumbent)||Ward 11|
|Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)||Ward 7|
|Robert Kirwan||Ward 5||
"One of the best ways for a Councillor to remain connected with the community is through the promotion and development of one or two strong Community Action Network committees. Ward 5 should have one for the Valley East part of the Ward and another for the Sudbury portion. Both should be active and must count on the support and assistance of their Councillor. One of my first priorities if I am elected is to meet with the existing CANS and find out what I can do to help them become stronger than ever.
When candidates say that they intend to keep in touch with their constituents, it is necessary to identify a particular strategy. For me there are a number of very specific initiatives that I intend to pursue.
from http://www.valleyeasttoday.ca/Election%202014/Issues/CAN.html, last checked July 10, 2014
|Mathieu Labonté||Ward 1|
|Vincent Lacroix||Ward 11|
|Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)||Ward 12||
“-Has established 3 Citizen Committees, CANS -Community Action Networks in Ward 12 addressing neighborhood concerns, initiating projects like the Daffodils of Hope Campaign, and attending meetings
- Enabling community consultation and dialogue - Giving residents a voice in their neighborhood's future development through community consultations”
From http://www.landry-altmann.ca/action.html, last checked Sept. 5, 2014
|René Lapierre||Ward 6|
|Richard Larcher||Ward 5|
|Kerry Latham||Ward 8|
|Paul Lefebvre||Ward 4|
|Les Lisk||Ward 9|
|John Lundrigan||Ward 5||
I will work to encourage respectful discourse between municipal staff and citizens.
I will work to better and more timely public consultation for development projects.
I will work towards better the advance posting of council and committee agendas online.
I commit to the use of social media for citizen engagement and issues of local importance.
I commit to work with Valley East citizen groups and associations towards a more livable city."
from http://johnlundrigan.ca/hot-topic-issues/ Aug. 5, 2014
"When there are major issues at city hall, I will request your input, whether by calling people or holding a ward meeting. I will make myself available to you."
From http://johnlundrigan.ca/ ,last checked July 9, 2014
|Wyman MacKinnon||Ward 9|
|Kent MacNeill||Ward 5|
"I will create a "Customer Service Standard" for all employees to ensure that City Hall is accountable and transparent to taxpayers."
"Greater Sudbury has a body of people who are successful in business and in creative fields. I intend to utilize their knowledge and skills to build a Greater Sudbury that is prosperous and productive. City Hall can do some of it, but it can do much more by engaging the experience of private sector and non-governmental leaders in a conversation regarding change for good"
from http://www.majkot4mayor.com/agenda-for-change.html, last checked July 26, 2014
|Robert McCarthy||Ward 12|
|Deb McIntosh||Ward 9|
"I want to implement a committee which a citizen or corporation with issues regarding city services can formally express their complaints. The committee would be made up of volunteer citizens appointed by the Mayor for the term of the sitting Council.
from http://www.danmelanson.ca/index.php/why-dan#mayor-s-action-committee-on-red-tape, last checked July 10, 2014
"As Mayor, I will be committed to open, ethical, accountable and transparent local government."
from http://www.danmelanson.ca/index.php/why-dan#whistle-blower-protection-policy, last checked July 10, 2014
“As Mayor, Melanson will engage citizens to share their experience on how City Hall can do a better job to ensure that Greater Sudbury remains clean and green.”
|Gerry Germain Montpellier||Ward 3||
"Gerry pledges to:
from http://www.votegerrymontpellier.ca/election.php, last checked August 14, 2014
|Marcel Montpellier||Ward 3|
|Chris Nerpin||Ward 11|
|Chad Odnokon||Ward 2||
"My campaign is dedicated to bringing growth and prosperity to Sudbury. Through community involvement and creative collaboration, I am looking to pursue a future for Sudbury that delivers change, builds culture, and pushes progress for our city."
"I believe in community and collaboration. Together, we can make Ward 2 and the City of Greater Sudbury a strong, vibrant, and progressive community. I want to see Sudbury thrive and flourish. I want to work towards building a future for Sudbury that will benefit us all."
From http://chadodnokon.com, last checked July 8, 2014
|Shawn Ouimet||Ward 12|
|Joseph Palmateer||Ward 2|
|Gerry Perras||Ward 8|
|Hannu Piironen||Ward 10||
"Establish a Ward 10 Community Action Network. Collaborate with community groups and environmental experts to develop policies and practices to enhance our environmental protection and sustainable development."
From flyer (pdf provided by candidate)
With an enhanced public transit system each community from Levack to Wanup and Wanipitae to Worthington should have a transit station where each could be expanded to include
Hand written platform provided by candidate.
|Stefano Presenza||Ward 8||
"Priorities to Sudburians:
From http://www.stefano-ward8.com/priorities.html, last checked August 12, 2014.
|Walter Prus||Ward 7|
|Lynne Reynolds||Ward 11||
- issued statement opposing new security measures at City Hall. An excerpt: “Why does he want to create “barriers between citizens and staff”? Shouldn’t we be doing the exact opposite? Isn’t this one of the big problems we already have at City Hall?”
from http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/02/28/new-security-measures-at-tds/, last checked July 10, 2014
from http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/04/29/385/, last checked July 10, 2014
from http://lynnereynolds.ca/where-i-stand/, last checked July 10, 2014
"Here is my record of accomplishments as your former Councillor when it comes to being ‘good and green’:
Held many citizen consultation meetings for new developments, infrastructure projects.
From http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/10/02/yes-its-easy-being-green/, last checked October 16, 2014
|Steve Ripley||Ward 10||
"My aspiration is to be a councillor that speaks on behalf of the constituents through public consultations and not on behalf of special interest groups or political parties. "
"Implement a public advisory panel to improve interactions and relations between the public and city staff by streamlining processes and services at city hall. "
"Assemble a committee to review all city bylaws and policies to dispense with those which are out-dated, obsolete, and redundant. Also to further bring forward clear and concise language of these bylaws for councillors and staff. This will assist in the introduction of new policy to assist city staff in expediting public complaint resolution and interaction."
from http://www.steveripley.ca/detailed-platform.html, last checked July 26, 2014
|André Rivest (Incumbent)||Ward 6|
“committed to supporting the work of local environmental groups such as the Coalition for a Livable Sudbury, Eat Local, and the many lake stewardship committees”
From Oct. 2, 2014 Press Release
|Sidney Shapiro||Ward 1|
|Mark Signoretti||Ward 1|
|Al Sizer||Ward 8||
“promote more community engagement and rapport through Community Action Networks and Town Hall Meetings”
“ensure all decisions are arrived at in an open and transparent process for all taxpayers to review”
From http://www.alsizerward8.ca/platform.html, last checked Sept. 13, 2014
|Paul Soucie||Ward 1||
“create a two-way constructive dialogue between Ward One constituents and City Hall
respond to constituents needs in a timely manner”
From http://www.votepaulsoucieward1.com/#!platform/c1flq, last checked Sept. 13, 2014
|Chris Spry||Ward 1|
|Paul Stopciati||Ward 9||
"Attending meetings of existing Community Action Networks (CANs) in Ward 9 and encouraging the development of new ones"
from http://www.electpaulstopciati.com/platform.html, last checked July 10, 2014
|Will Thomson||Ward 9|
|Thomas Trainor||Ward 1|
|Michael Vagnini||Ward 2|
|Mila Wong||Ward 10|
|Dan Xilon||Ward 2||
“I believe that “my personal opinion” should not enter the equation on any vote in Council, by any Councillor. It is the duty of Councillors to represent the wants and needs of their constituents and give them a voice at City Hall. Councillors must be prepared to work with all parties involved to achieve as many of these items as possible.”
From http://www.danxilon.ca/, last checked Sept. 11, 2014
“One idea that I can promise I will implement for our Ward is a new management system for the Healthy Community Initiatives (HCI) Fund. When elected, I will bring in a participatory budgeting system for the HCI of Ward 2. In short, participatory budgeting means that you the people of Ward 2 will put forth and vote on your own proposals for projects that HCI funds could be used to support.”
From http://www.danxilon.ca/, last checked October 16, 2014