Candidate Info

General Info

Chad Odnokon

Ward 2
Contact info:

Telephone: 705-682-1598
Email: chad@ocltrucking.ca
Website: chadodnokon.com
Facebook: chadforchange
Twitter: @chadodnokon

Biography:

Operates OCL Trucking and Excavating, a local, family run business.

From http://chadodnokon.com, last checked July 8, 2014


Transportation


Platform Statement:

“I believe in promoting healthy, active lifestyles for the whole community. As your city councillor for ward 2, I would focus on the creation of green spaces, investments in cycling infrastructure, pedestrian walkways, nature trails, and investments in local food production in order to help make Sudbury a healthier community.”

“In addition to ensuring we have high quality roads and highways, we also need high quality public transportation. Citizens in Sudbury should not have to settle for a sub-par transit system. This is especially true for citizens outside the main Sudbury area, such as the citizens of Ward 2 who do not fully benefit from our existing transit services. We also need ensure that citizens in this city can opt to cycle safely. Together, improved public transportation and cycling infrastructure can help reduce the number of cars on the roads, therefore reducing gridlock so citizens can get to where they need to go faster and more efficiently. As your city councilor for Ward 2, I would advocate for improved Sudbury transit services for all citizens as well as more cycling infrastructure.”

From http://chadodnokon.com, last checked July 8, 2014



Water Quality


Platform Statement:

“It is well known that Sudbury is home to many lakes and wetlands. I believe that we must protect our lake. Since this, I fully support the Long Lake Stewardship Committee, that works hard to protect our lakes.”

From http://chadodnokon.com, last checked July 8, 2014


Natural Environment


Platform Statement:

“I believe in promoting healthy, active lifestyles for the whole community. As your city councillor for ward 2, I would focus on the creation of green spaces, investments in cycling infrastructure, pedestrian walkways, nature trails, and investments in local food production in order to help make Sudbury a healthier community.”

I am fortunate to have grown up on Fairbanks Lake, which is the only naturally spring fed lake in the area. Since this, I have come to appreciate the critical importance of maintaining this beautiful northern landscape many of us call home. Ward 2 has a gorgeous provincial park that sadly, many citizens do not visit because of the terrible driving conditions. I feel that Sudbury is home to some of the most beautiful areas in Northern Ontario, and we should be seen as such.”

From http://chadodnokon.com, last checked July 8, 2014


Local Food


Platform Statement:

“I believe in promoting healthy, active lifestyles for the whole community. As your city councillor for ward 2, I would focus on the creation of green spaces, investments in cycling infrastructure, pedestrian walkways, nature trails, and investments in local food production in order to help make Sudbury a healthier community.”

“What may not be as well known is the fact that Sudbury is home to many local food producers as well. We have the potential to become a strong local food provider for the community. We need to encourage the development of farmlands and green houses around the city so that we can increase local food production. Locally grown produce is the most sustainable and the healthiest for everyone.”

From http://chadodnokon.com, last checked July 8, 2014


Citizen Engagement


Platform Statement:

“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


Other


Platform Statement:

“Some of the initiatives taking place are exerting focus onto the downtown master-plan, investigating better solutions for services in rural communities, and working on a more efficient means of public transit. Attention will be placed on budget awareness and allocating tax dollars to more necessary expenditures. As well, initiatives will be put into place to help create incentives for developers in Sudbury and create a plan for proper road construction.

In addition to having a profound appreciation of nature, I also am a lover of the arts. I sit on the Art Gallery of Sudbury “Events and Promotions” committee. I am a graphic designer, advertiser, and artist. Sudbury has a great artistic community and culture that is not as well known, and it should be. One thing I love about Ward 2 is that it encompasses everything that was inspirational to the Group of Seven, the kind of rustic, deeply beautiful nature that sits in our backyard just waiting to be discovered and appreciated. I believe that the there should be more support from the city to develop the local art and culture. Sudbury has the potential to be a Northern Artists destination, and it’s time we realize that potential. I believe that the key to a strong city lies in its downtown core. I fully support the Downtown Village Development Corporation’s work through the Downtown Master plan, which strives to create a prosperous and green downtown center. As your next city councilor for Ward 2, I would ensure that this work is continued so that Sudbury can become a city we are all proud to live in. Downtown Sudbury should be a destination for business, tourism, culture, and entertainment in the North.”

“Citizens in Sudbury deserve to feel safe, whether that is in their homes or walking the streets of down town after dark. Having served for two years as an Auxiliary Police Officer in Barrie Ontario, I understand the importance of a strong municipal police force and presence. I would like to see more police initiatives taken place in Ward 2, more foot patrol down town, all while working towards finding efficient ways of utilizing the cities budget. Citizens from Sudbury and abroad should think of our city as a safe place to live, work, and visit.”

High development fees are another issue affecting Sudbury.  Currently, developers and contractors are required to pay high fees to the city before any development can take place.  These fees are problematic.  First, they may encourage developers to find less favourable ways to save money.  Or worse, they can deter development altogether, which hurts the economic and social growth of the city.  We should be looking for new and creative alternatives to the current high development fees.   As an example, we could require developers to invest in public parks or green spaces in the areas they wish to develop in.  As your city councillor for Ward 2, I would work hard to make Sudbury more open to development that benefits all citizens.”

From http://chadodnokon.com, last checked July 8, 2014

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