Taxpayers deserve fiscal accountability. What we choose to spend our tax money now will affect our future. As our Town grows, we need to ensure we strike a balance between spending and saving for future projects.
Let's protect and respect what we have for many generations to come. Diversify our urban canopy for best carbon capturing qualities and plant less invasive species. Council has also supported my Climate Emergency motion which has led to many green initiatives, such as a Climate Lens. Green Development Standards will be approved.
This is a basic service we pay a lot of tax to have done. Let's take some time to evaluate our efficiencies such as; in house staff vs pricy external contractors, fleet assessment, re-evaluate our procurement process, to give flexibility and more choice.
Let's finds ways to attract small to large sized business to create meaningful jobs and keep economic dollars in Aurora. I support the Emerging Aurora Project and encourage business to become a member of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
Because the public deserves to know.
Aurora will have three new hotels soon. This means more opportunity to boost our economy by hosting more events, tournaments, business arts and culture.
Mental health, physical health and safety are definitely important issues that needs to be discussed more. We need to do more with education, awareness & mental health support.
I believe Aurora to have a great sense of community. Let's protect what make Aurora such a great place to live.
We are very fortunate to have such a deep history and rich culture. Let's cherish our heritage and embrace our culture.
Council has worked hard with staff, consultants and residents to establish stable neighbourhood maps along with balanced zoning guidelines. This also led to the development of new urban design guidelines that encourage neighbourhood conformity. https://www.aurora.ca/en/business-and-development/stable-neighbourhood-study.aspx
With intensification on the rise, there is a real need to evaluate technologies & routing opportunities. Metrolinx parking expansions and property acquisitions cannot happen soon enough. The Region needs to be on board to help alleviate the Yonge/Wellington intersection pressure. We must advocate to the Province for an exchange at the 404 and St.John's sideroad in the 10 year plan.
Let's keep Aurorans active in Aurora. It's time to form partnerships and invest in recreation responsibly for our future. Refine our Sports Master Plan by conducting a SWOT analysis of our current fields to help identify our inventory, pressures and needs. Engage in sport tourism opportunities when presented for economic benefits to the Town..