Healthy neighbourhoods are well-developed, economically practical, and, most of all, healthy neighbourhoods are intentional neighbourhoods. Moving into the future, city leaders must prioritize local, long-term infrastructure and planning. Look no further than the recent and repeated flooding in Sarnia. Our citizens pay the cost of short-term thinking, and the city’s longtime plan to save money holds less water than the basements in Sherwood Village, Cardiff Acres and Coronation Park.
While on city council, I consistently voted for neighbourhood initiatives that addressed present needs and anticipated future development, including projects in Mitton Village and Downtown Sarnia. I have also worked alongside grassroots groups to help activate improvements in their communities. For example, I continue to offer my ongoing political and personal support for the Bright’s Grove Library Community Hub expansion.
As your mayor, I will continue to empower community groups and invest city resources thoughtfully and strategically.