Policy in brief
My first priority as mayor would be to ensure basic services are taken care of – we need a city that works. Our roads and pipes need immediate attention to bring them back up to a standard we can be proud of.
What we’ll do in the short term
As mayor, I will work with Council to responsibly phase in a 25% increase in funding for road repair and maintenance over three years – from $160 to $200 million – the amount we know is needed to keep our roads smooth. To deal with the worst stretches of our arterial roads, we’ll start applying the engineering approach from our successful neighborhood street renewal program.
Where we need to be a generation from now
My vision is that within a generation, the value of investing in routine infrastructure maintenance – in good times and in bad – is an undisputed core value in our community. Councils a generation from now should never have to pay for a previous council failing to maintain the infrastructure we rely on every day.