As submitted in response and posted HERE
Q1: Will you defend the countryside line against amendments and updates to the Official Plan that threaten to weaken its protections?
I entered this election with concern for exactly this; ward 2 sits on the outskirts of our community and aligns the waters edge and the farmland that lay between Cambridge and Kitchener. Though I recognize the need for urban development to decrease the scarcity of affordable housing, I find it imperative that we also consider the effects of our actions and decisions on the ever-diminishing bordering lands, some of which are owned by farmers, and others too, such as those that line the riverways of our region.
Q2: How will you work to protect prime agricultural areas, the Waterloo moraine, and drinking water?
The best I can do to aid in protection is with my actions and my vote within Council. My decisions will reflect my desire to gear our region towards environmentally sustainable activity and growth for both Ward 2 and Kitchener.
Q3: As our population grows, how should Waterloo Region plan for new development?
Dense urban construction with proper bikeways and safer street lanes. Green spaces and urban gardening plots available for all and well integrated for sustainability within our community. No more subsidies for developers. Insist upon maximum affordable unit implementation and minimize offsets. Require such from any who wish to build within our community. Period.
2018 Election Campaign Material
This content is from when I ran for Kitchener City Council in 2018.