Natural Environment Survey Questions Summary

Candidate name 1. How will you balance development with protection of the natural environment?

Mike Bleskie

Looking at the patterns of our residential development, we need to look at the prioritization of infilling and more effectively utilizing existing residential space so that we do not use up our green spaces and keep building new roads.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

We need to work on solid waste diversion with a five year plan to reach 67% waste diversion from our landfills with combination of policies and a public education program which will include increasing the green box usage as close to 100% as possible and reducing the bag limit.

Vincent Lacroix

Again public input is essential,research other municipalities.

Chris Nerpin

This, for me, goes hand in hand with protecting Greater Sudbury's waterways and drinking water. I will work to move Greater Sudbury forward with green initiatives, and help build a culture that encourages green-energy industries to invest here.

Lynne Reynolds

By working with developers at the planning stage to ensure sensitivity for green areas

Candidate name 2. How will you champion opportunities in your ward to fill gaps in parks service and to protect unique natural areas (identified by the Green Space Advisory Panel)?

Mike Bleskie

Procurement targets must be advanced within the budget balance, and increased education efforts around our greenspace must be pursued with the goal of creating a greater spirit of stewardship, conservation, and healthy use.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

The panel's work was so very well done! Council must allocate annual funds to ensure the recommendations are met

Vincent Lacroix

Continue to work with CAN

Chris Nerpin

Collaborative partnerships with the stakeholders is the most effective way to solve these issues. The biggest resource in a community is citizen support and interest. I will work to ensure effective and collaborative communication between the city and all of the stakeholders so that strategies can be developed that ensure green spaces, parks, conservation areas, etc. are protected and nurtured.

Lynne Reynolds

Protect Oak Forest and Blueberry Hill

Multiple choice questions:

Candidate name (a) Dedicated annual funding in the municipal budget to implement the green space acquisition strategy (b) Policies in the Official Plan to recognize and protect important natural areas (c) Removing the “Laurentian link” road from the Official Plan transportation schedule (d) Re-assessing proposed roads on the Transportation Schedule that impact natural areas

Mike Bleskie

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

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

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

Vincent Lacroix

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

Chris Nerpin

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

Lynne Reynolds

Unsure I will champion that Unsure Unsure
Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations

Mike Bleskie

Funding must always be balanced with the available revenues, in order to take on even more green space. We will hopefully stay on target with the acquisition strategy's current progress.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

Vincent Lacroix

Chris Nerpin

Lynne Reynolds

n/a


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WaterWater Quality
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