As with all campaigns I've run, every cent I spent on signs and brochures went to local Barrie companies. Even the call-out I made in the final days was done through a Barrie-based firm. We have great entrepreneurs in this community. It's important to support them.
Keep any tax increases no higher than the rate of inflation.
Continue our ambitious infrastructure program so that more streets are resurfaced.
Press for more affordable housing and welcome any opportunities which come before council.
Encourage more jobs by keeping our industrial taxes low, maintaining a good supply of serviced industrial lands, supporting efforts such as The Sandbox aimed at helping businesses grow and building the type of community people and employers want to be.
Expand our traffic calming measures.
Provide public facilities which appeal to a broad range of the population: arenas, swimming pools, performing arts centres, seniors’ centres, libraries and more.
Work with community groups to provide events which everyone can enjoy while building a feeling of community – everything from music festivals to fishing derbies to neighbourhood gatherings.
Make it easier to deal with City Hall.
Protect neighbourhoods from having their quality of life affected by growth.
Find ways to give transit users the service they deserve.
Promote a healthier Barrie by building trails, sidewalks and parks and encouraging people to use them.
Protect and enhance our public spaces, including parks.
Avoid using political jargon.
Marg and I have lived in Ward 4 for 25 years, raising our two sons and helping out in the local community.
On every issue, I make my decision based on if it will be good for Barrie and if we can afford it.
There are several ways you can help. You can take a lawn sign, you can help me campaign or you can make a donation.
In Barrie, you can vote at any polling station, not just the one closest to your home. There are polling stations at Dorian Parker Centre in Sunnidale Park, the Bayfield Mall, Northwest Barrie United Church at 464 Ferndale Dr. N., Lampman Lane Community Centre at 59 Lampman Lane, East Bayfield Community Centre at 80 Livingstone St. E., Hi Way Pentecostal Church at 50 Anne St. N. and City Hall on Collier Street.
General Voting Times:
Anyone can vote Saturday, October 6 at Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All other polling station are open Thursday, October 18 and Friday, Oct. 19 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There will also be an "election bus" travelling around the city. It will be parked at Georgian Mall on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
High Point Apartments, 2 Kozlov St: Oct. 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Heather Forest Apartments, 12 Heather St: Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Coulter Glen, 49 Coulter St: Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Maplewood Apartments, 101 Kozlov St. Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunnidale Place, 12 Kozlov St: Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gateway Co-op, 90 Edgehill Drive: Oct. 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Three Links Co-op, 333 Sunnidale Road: Oct. 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Woods Park: Oct. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (for residents only)
Coleman Care Centre: Oct. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m (for residents only)
If you need a ride to vote, call me at 705-737-0318.