Over the next two months, you may have a few candidates at your door. You may receive a few different pieces of literature, hear different promises, different slogans.
I ask you to consider the power of your vote. With that X, you are having your say on how your property taxes are managed, how roads are repaired, how streets and sidewalks are kept safe, and how trails and green spaces are treated.
Ask the tough questions. Make sure your candidate knows the issues, how to fight for our community, and has the experience and knowledge to make it happen.
Here is a reality: Due to increased property value, your taxes will be going up in the next few years. You should expect and demand answers and assurances that qualified people will be making decisions on how to manage that. I was in real estate for years and have extensive experience in corporate taxation, development, and MPAC assessments. I have a deep understanding of government, and fighting for issues that matter.
From sitting on the board of directors for various charities, and working now in nonprofit, I have learned a great deal about the needs of residents, and especially about our struggling middle class being pushed out of home ownership by increased costs of daily living.
What I bring to the table is a deep understanding of the issues: Gridlock and traffic in the city, roads that need work, speeding on residential streets without enforcement, and parking that becomes a safety issue. I know about the long-term plans for growth, development and taxation; what it will take to create affordable housing; and how to grow smart while saving our green spaces.
Long-term planning for long-term prosperity requires the ability to find solutions to complex problems.
I am always honest.
I am accountable.
I have the knowledge, the skills and the experience.
I am your candidate for Ward 6.
Campaign office address: 4 Summerset Dr., Barrie.