Chamber questions # 5 and 6
5. What do you consider the city’s challenges and opportunities for the next 4 years
and what are your top three priorities?
My top three priorities (in no particular order):
– Bringing jobs into the city
– making sure the city is using the taxpayer’s dollars efficiently
– building a stronger sense of community by getting citizens involved, which will allow us to serve them better
– deciding where to allocate funds throughout the city
– tight budget
– uniting Sudburians on a unified vision of Sudbury’s future
– lots of land for development
– Laurentian’s continuing expansion (e.g. School of Architecture) needs to be supported as much as possible
– capital of the north – try to bring different industries and families back to the community
– try to increase the feeling of community within the city as a whole
6. The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce supports the elimination of the store
hour bylaw and instead favours letting businesses decide; what is your position on
I think it is critical to get the feedback of my constituents before I can speak to this issue. I believe this question needs to be put out as a survey to constituents of each ward, because we need to see how they feel about this issue. If the citizens in Ward 8 feel it is necessary, then I would support their decision and vote that way. It’s wrong to make a decision on this issue without knowing how the constituents feel about the topic.
That being said, I believe it is definitely time for Sudbury to address this issue, as it has been lingering for a long time now.