Candidate Info

General Info

Lynne Reynolds

Ward 11
Contact info:

Telephone: 705-524-8160
Email: lynne.reynolds@greatersudbury.ca
Website: lynnereynolds.ca
Facebook: lynne.reynolds.963
Twitter: @lynnereynolds09

Biography:

“Most recently, Lynne was the Executive Director of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities, an organization which represents and acts on the concerns of all 111 cities, towns and municipalities in Northeastern Ontario.

She served as a Councillor for the City of Greater Sudbury from 2003 to 2006, as well as a Mayoral candidate in 2006.

Lynne has also served in Ottawa as Special Political Assistant for Northern Ontario and as a trusted advisor to a cabinet minister, with responsibility for all files affecting Northern Ontario, including FedNor, mining and forestry.

Lynne’s broad experience also includes broadcast management, government relations, media relations and communications. She has been the broker/owner of a successful real estate firm, as well as her own marketing company, Community Connections.”

Has been on many boards. Main sectors: business, seniors, some community events

from http://lynnereynolds.ca/about-lynne/, last checked July 10, 2014


Transportation


Platform Statement:

“Here is my record of accomplishments as your former Councillor when it comes to being ‘good and green’:

Initiated and tabled a motion to implement the Ramsey Lake Bike Path. Passed.

As Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee, I encouraged developers to link their new developments to schools, commercial areas and adjacent neighbourhoods with bike paths and to include nature features

Had several traffic lights lengthened to enable seniors to cross streets comfortably.

Promoted better sidewalk snow-clearing

In favour of trial ‘park and ride’ to encourage bus ridership from outlying communities

In favour of promoting increased bus ridership

In favour of Complete Streets and Street Diets policies”

From http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/10/02/yes-its-easy-being-green/, last checked October 16, 2014


Transportation Survey Responses:

1. What does sustainable transportation mean to you?
Complete Streets that are are walkable, cyclable and have good traffic flow.

* 2. How are you going to support it in our community?
I support cycling lanes, a better transit system, a trial "park and ride". As former Councillor, was responsible for construction of Ramsey Lake Bike Path through Minnow Lake.
See Sustainable Transportation
* Above includes answer to Top Public Question 3. What are you going to do to enhance walking, bicycling and transit usage in Greater Sudbury over the next 4 years?


Level of support for:

(a) Dedicated annual funding in the municipal budget for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure
I will champion that
(b) Adopting a Complete Streets Policy that details how to implement streets that are designed for all users
I will vote in favour
(c) Improvements in transit service and fares to meet the needs of citizens
I will vote in favour
(d) Implementation and coordination of Transportation Demand Management
Unsure
Explanation:
n/a

Water Quality


Platform Statement:

“Here is my record of accomplishments as your former Councillor when it comes to being ‘good and green’:

Ensured that proper storm water management was included in any new developments

In favour of watershed scrubbing feasibility study for our city’s lakes

Key role in installation of Minnow Lake Fountain to oxygenate lake”

From http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/10/02/yes-its-easy-being-green/, last checked October 16, 2014

Water Quality Survey Responses:

1. In your view, what are the most important steps the city needs to take to protect water quality?
Scrub watershed effluent before it enters our lakes

* 2. How are you going to support it in our community?
Will depend on cost
See Water Quality
* Above includes answer to Top Public Question 1. What plan do you have to protect and sustain our many lakes? What actions will you take to support your plan? What resources will you devote?


Level of support for:

(a) Requiring larger shoreline buffers
Unsure
(b) Dedicated annual funding in the municipal budget to complete priority watershed and subwatershed studies
Unsure
(c) Rejecting development in floodplains and wetlands
Unsure
(d) Adopting higher standards for storm water management, and expanded capacity in vulnerable areas
I will champion that
(e) Support for the Vermilion River Stewardship’s opposition of proposed modified run-of-river hydroelectric dams on the Vermilion River
Unsure
Explanation:
Have not seen costs related to this.

Natural Environment


Platform Statement:

“Here is my record of accomplishments as your former Councillor when it comes to being ‘good and green’:

Protection of Oak Forest and Blueberry Hill features in Ward 11″

From http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/10/02/yes-its-easy-being-green/, last checked October 16, 2014

Natural Environment Survey Responses:

1. How will you balance development with protection of the natural environment?
By working with developers at the planning stage to ensure sensitivity for green areas

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)?
Protect Oak Forest and Blueberry Hill


Level of support for:

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

Local Food


Platform Statement:

Local Food Survey Responses:

1. How do you see the city’s role in food system sustainability, access to local food, and the connection to health?
Not a core service

* 2. How would you develop local agriculture and fresh water and forest foods?
n/a
See Local Food
* Above includes answer to Top Public Question 2. What is your commitment to encourage a local food economy?


Level of support for:

(a) A food action plan for the city
Unsure
(b) Developing targets for procurement of local food in municipal institutions
Unsure
(c) Providing support for urban agriculture initiatives
I will champion that
(d) Expanding the amount of land preserved for agricultural use and avoiding incompatible use
Unsure
(e) Designating the market as a Farmer’s Market
Unsure
Explanation:
n/a

Citizen Engagement


Platform Statement:

- 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
- “Immediate elimination of the Councillors’ slush funds”
- “A permanent Auditor- General office to spot waste and inefficiencies” “Bring back the free services of the Ontario Ombudsman’s Office”
- ““no-excuse” accountability by everyone at City Hall, including me!” “no more behind-the-doors decision-making”

from http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/04/29/385/, last checked July 10, 2014
- “SERVICE STANDARDS: standards for excellence in all we do”
- COMMUNITY BUILDING for children, seniors, the homeless and the disenfranchised”

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

Citizen Engagement Survey Responses:

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?
Introduce policy that will ensure better community consultation process

2. How will you ensure a consistent culture of openness and support for public input across all city departments?
Through policy and responsiveness to citizen concerns


Level of support for:

(a) Adopting an enhanced system for resolving all issues and complaints, including tracking numbers and prescribed timelines
I will vote in favour
(b) Requiring proactive engagement of citizens and stakeholder groups when forming policies and developing projects
I will champion that
(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
I will champion that
(d) Providing timely, fair and transparent support to citizens and citizen groups for community projects that contribute to the community
Unsure
(e) Ensuring easily accessible, complete and searchable information on the City website
I will champion that
Explanation:


Climate Change


Climate Change Survey Response:

National issue. Municipalities cannot take on the challenge of reducing global greenhouse emissions.

Other


Platform Statement:

“Here is my record of accomplishments as your former Councillor when it comes to being ‘good and green’:

Tabled a motion to enact a policy to make our city “Green and Clean”. Passed”

From http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/10/02/yes-its-easy-being-green/, last checked October 16, 2014


All information is directly taken from candidates’ public platforms and official statements, most often candidate websites. The source and date are provided. Blank areas indicate that the candidate has not yet provided any official statements on this topic.