My Pledge to Voters
Above all else I want to work with the people of Lower Sackville to craft policy and legislation that works for all of us. As your councillor, I will conduct my work for our community in an open, honest, and professional manner. I will work hard to improve our community. I will take your concerns seriously, I will act on those concerns, and I will follow up with results.
I was raised in Lower Sackville. I attended Saint Mary’s University where I studied Criminology and Psychology. I have experience working in public service, security, and forestry. Most recently I have taken on the task of helping to operate the family business, located in Lower Sackville. In addition to my work experience, I have volunteer experience tutoring and mentoring underprivileged youth with Chebucto Connections - Pathways to Education. Through my volunteer, work, and lived experience, I have interacted extensively with members of our community. I have gained an understanding of the needs of our community and the challenges that we face. That is why I am running to be your Councillor, to serve the community of Lower Sackville and work for you.
Improve access to public transportation and alleviate rush hour congestion by working to improve the efficiency of bus services between Lower Sackville and Halifax.
Work to improve access to affordable housing in Lower Sackville and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) by working with community partners to build more affordable housing units.
Work to improve access to high quality, affordable, long term care facilities throughout Lower Sackville and HRM to address an aging population.
Work to introduce a freeze on property tax increases until after we have recovered from Covid-19.
Infrastructure and Recreation
Work to repair the crumbling curbs and sidewalks throughout Lower Sackville, with a specific focus on the older neighborhoods that have been neglected.
Improve public safety by working with community members to identify areas in need of crosswalks and sidewalks in Lower Sackville.
Work to implement traffic calming measures in high traffic neighborhoods to reduce noise pollution and improve public safety.
Implement regular water quality testing in First Lake and find new ways to improve water quality.
Look for opportunities to create new green spaces and recreational areas in Lower Sackville and maintain existing ones.
Work to get a Municipal dog park built in Lower Sackville.
Work to get the First Lake walking trail completed.
Business and Finance
Work to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses in HRM to help promote the post Covid-19 era economic recovery.
Work to simplify the application process and shorten wait times for business permits and licenses.
Return to a balanced budget within the next 4 years and reduce reliance on debt for public spending.
Look for new ways to improve the efficiency and reduce the expense of Municipal Government.
Social Development and Policing
Continue to promote good policing practices throughout HRM.
Work to improve access to mental health and addictions services.