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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.
|Chris Bentley||most important|
|Jesse Brooks||most important|
|René Lapierre (incumbent)||most 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.
|Chris Bentley||I will champion that|
|René Lapierre (incumbent)||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?
|Chris Bentley||Citizens want to know they are being heard when they have concerns. They expect their Councillor to listen, investigate and provide answers to their questions. They want to feel like part of the process. That is fair, considering it is their hard-earned tax dollars that we are putting to work.|
|Jesse Brooks||Working with VECAN is an excellent way to support citizen led engagement. I am already working with others in our community trying to improve our local beaches, increase anti-poverty initiatives, grow our volunteer base and a whole bunch more. The more involved we are in the community the better our kids will fare in the future.|
|René Lapierre (incumbent)||I believe the improvement that have been made in the last four years have been excellent. I think there is always room for improvements. Better us of technology would be one area, that could maximize community involvement. Encourage and promote the advisory panels to council with presentations of their roles, and whenever possible have an increased presence at large public event to share information and updates face to face with residents who attend these events.|