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Candidate Name Stefano Presenza
Ward Ward 8
Candidate Info

Phone:  705-561-6095
Email: info@stefano-ward8.com
Website: www.stefano-ward8.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StefWard8/
Twitter:  @StefWard8
Did not fill out survey.  Read relevant platform statements.

Survey Responses

1. If you are elected, what do you most want to accomplish during this term of Council?
2. When deciding how to vote, or where to dedicate your time on Council, how important to you is:
[most important; very important; important; not important; don’t know]
a) Supporting a sustainable local food system:
b) Protecting and improving water quality and the natural environment:
c) Making it safer and more convenient to get around the City on foot or with a mobility device, by bike, or on the bus:
d) Climate Change action and resilience:
e) Transparency and citizen engagement:
f) Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations at a local level:
g) Equity, and a life of dignity for all:
h) Economic development:

3. The Paris Climate Agreement is a commitment to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels,” to avoid unacceptable risks to humanity. To reach this goal, carbon emissions must peak by the year by 2020 at the latest – during the next term of Council.

On a scale of 1 – 10, what is your level of concern about climate change, with 10 being the highest?

4. What will you do to reduce local carbon dioxide emissions and increase Greater Sudbury’s resilience to climate change in our natural and built environment?

5. What will you do to support meaningful citizen engagement in municipal policies and decisions, and to support citizen-led community improvements?

6. What will you do ensure that the health of Greater Sudbury’s lakes, rivers and creeks are protected and enhanced?

7. Here are some of our specific priorities that require leadership to implement. Indicate your level of support for:
[I will champion that, I will vote in favour, I will vote against, Unsure]
a) Creating a minimum grid of safe connected cycling routes across the city during this term of Council:
b) Providing staff to support food initiatives such as community gardens:
c) Giving citizens a direct say in community improvements through participatory planning and budgeting:
d) Educating private contractors and the public on the harmful effects of sodium and chloride on the environment and human health and finding alternatives:

8. Greater Sudbury has some new policies in place or in progress that have the potential to make a huge difference for our community if they are implemented. Indicate your level of support for implementing and resourcing these fundamental policies and plans:

[I will champion that, I will vote in favour, I will vote against, Unsure]
a) Energy and emissions plan; Climate change adaptation plan:
b) Transit action plan; Transit Master Plan; Transportation Demand Management Plan; Complete Streets Policy; Road Safety Audit; Sidewalk Priority Index; sustainable transportation elements of the Transportation Master Plan:
c) Greater Sudbury Food Strategy:
d) Subwatershed studies and plans.; Water and Wastewater Master Plan:

9. What (if any) steps are you going to take to tackle the use of disposable single-use plastics within our city? Are you willing to lead the way by having a conversation about it?
This question was chosen by the public using a ranked ballot process, from among the list of questions submitted by citizens.

10. Is there anything else you would like to add?

Platform Statements

Climate Change
No information provided or found.

Community Engagement

“The integrity, accountability and transparency in Council activities”
From http://www.stefano-ward8.com/priorities.html, checked August 14, 2018

Environment and Water

Beautification initiative: overall cleanup, garbage disposal areas (safety disposal & pet waste), cart collection & returns.”
From http://www.stefano-ward8.com/priorities.html, checked August 14, 2018

No information provided or found.

Sustainable Transportation

“Improving Transit Routes & Bus Stops (cleared snow, sheltered areas)”
From http://www.stefano-ward8.com/priorities.html, checked August 14, 2018


Quality of Life: “Improved walkways and parks: more benches, cleared paths and trails year-round for leisure walks & cycling (accessibility for youth, families and seniors).” “Expanding local parks: Splash Pads (Twin Forks & others), improved shade protection, community events.”    “Strengthening community collaboration through the Ward 8 CAN: Community Gardens, local School participation, Junction Creek, GSPS Community Involvement.”

Arts and culture: “Support for New Projects: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Sports (Public-Private Partnerships where possible).”

From http://www.stefano-ward8.com/priorities.html, checked August 14, 2018