Happy FriYAY everyone! 🙂
I just wanted to post the answers to my questions that the Times-Herald is asking of all the candidates. To be honest, I’m sure how many of you actually get the Times-Herald and I thought that possibly this information would be helpful to get out so everyone can see my answers/thoughts.
Advance polls are open tonight at City Hall from 7-9pm and Saturday, October 22 from noon-6pm. Election day is Wednesday, October 26 and polls open at 9am and close at 8pm. You can click on the map here and see where you vote.
These are my answers to the Times-Herald questions. Thanks for listening and I am asking for your support to continue to be one of your City Councillors. Have a lovely weekend!
council. In this large field, what sets you apart from any of the other
3. Even if it’s politically unpopular, would you be willing to raise
taxes to pay for needed infrastructure repairs, even if the city approves
the LIP program in the referendum?
4. How specifically would you fund the cast iron replacement should the
5. Can you point to a politically unpopular/contentious decision made by
yourself, or a previous council, that you believe was right for the city?
6. What do you believe are the most important issues facing the city?
7. What policies do you believe the city should do to encourage business?
8. How would you work to attract business to Moose Jaw?
The City has to make it easier to do business with City Hall; there seems to be a number of hoops to jump through at times and business wants the least involvement with government. They want to set up shop, turn a profit and be successful. They do not want government interfering in their livelihood. We do have some tax incentive programs for businesses already including a 5 year exemption if the business create a certain # of jobs.
Place/Yara Centre permanently?
10. How specifically would you operate Mosaic Place and Yara
11. What do you think should be the relationship between
city council and city administration?
12. What do you think should be the city’s next step, if any
should be taken, now that the province has decided to downshift
responsibilities for Wakamow Valley onto city?
13. Why should people vote for you?
14. Do you believe there’s a group, or groups, within the
city that receives municipal funding that you believe should receive more
money than what they are currently receiving?
15. Recently, a school trustee running in Saskatoon put his
name forward even though he had a criminal record. The City of Moose Jaw
council debated this issue, and the majority of council decided it would be
up to the public to ask about any potential candidates criminal record. In
that light, do you have a criminal record?