Ward 4

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Survey responses

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]

Transparency and citizen engagement.

Candidate namequestion_2e
Jessica Bertrand most important
Eric Lachance most important
Geoff McCausland most important
Don Roy very important
Sharon Scott very important

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”]

Giving citizens a direct say in community improvements through participatory planning and budgeting.

Candidate namequestion_7c
Jessica Bertrand I will vote in favour
Eric Lachance I will vote in favour
Geoff McCausland Unsure
Don Roy I will vote in favour
Sharon Scott I will champion that

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

Candidate namequestion_5
Jessica Bertrand I will listen to all feedback given to me by the constituents of the ward. I feel that everyone deserves a voice and believe that any major decisions that affect the ward and the city as a whole should be open to public involvement. Whether that is through me voicing opinions in Council Chambers or through Public Meetings.
Eric Lachance I would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Community Action Networks across the City of Greater Sudbury. They are key contact people between the community, the City of Greater Sudbury and the Ward Councillor(s) in their area and aid in supporting citizen-led improvements. I would support and further promote these CAN`s. The City of Greater Sudbury has done great strides in providing information through social media, on the city website, the 311 service as well as at the library services. I think we also need to establish a responsibility system that lays out a hierarchy through which people’s concerns get addressed by the various levels of municipal government that clearly establishes at which point unresolved concerns get escaladed. We also need to increase information sessions across our communities and announce ahead of time council meetings that involve important decisions.
Geoff McCausland I will work with citizens who are making community improvements to facilitate their work in whatever way I can. I will also work to ensure that communication from council about policies and decisions is clear and concise, and try to maintain an open dialogue with citizens where engagement and questioning is encouraged.
Don Roy Once elected, it will be my full time obligation, as counselor of Ward 4, to ensure that all decisions are based in the best interest of my citizens as well as the entire municipality of the City of Greater Sudbury. Citizen engagement will provide municipality a mean of incorporating citizen values, interests and needs. Involving citizens in policy or program development, from agenda setting and planning to decision-making implementation and review will require two-way communication among citizens, with city officials as myself, and among community groups where together we can aim and share the power and responsibility for those decisions by generating innovative ideas and active community participation. I will work diligently to stay involved directly with the Citizen Action Network program and ensure that the community concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and voiced at City Hall.
Sharon Scott Since the majority of the voters have elected the Councillors it is the Councillors responsibility to meet with the people in their community on a regular basis in order to get their input on what is important to them.

Platform statements

Candidate nameCommunity Engagement
Jessica Bertrand
Eric Lachance

“We need to establish a process by which citizen inquiries to the City get addressed by the required department, measures the response time and reports on items that are still outstanding.  Also, we have to be open and transparent to all our communities by showing how everyone is getting a fair share of services and attention.”
I want to live in a municipality that respects and fosters public consultation and participation. And while doing so, we need to respect people’s different opinions while working to an acceptable consensus. “
From https://ericlachance.ca/platform-plateforme, checked Oct. 12, 2018


Geoff McCausland
Don Roy
Sharon Scott