Talk:Canada's Davenport (Ward 18) city council candidates speak

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RAW TEXT, McMILLAN[edit]

What is your name? Jim McMillan

What is your age? 39 & holding

What is your current/most recent job/occupation? Currently self employed in sales

What ward are you running in? (# plz)18


MAIN QUESTIONS

(ALL, 300 WORDS MAX) - Describe the three most important issues in your campaign.

                                                1) Elevators or ramps in Lansdowne, Dufferin, Ossington subway stations now
                                                2) Turning the contaminated 640 Lansdowne Ave - the police rejected 
                                                     it,  the city & the T.T.C. are left neither wanting to pay the clean  up                                                         costs (60,000,000.00) sixty million dollars
                                                  It should be capped with afoot of concrete and trees planted every t20 feet
                                                  to suck out contaminates and the site used for a multi use park
                                                3) Split the 14 Division police force into two groups, leave one group in the old
                                                  Dundas/Dovercourt Sts. site with the administrative staff remaining there, the other
                                                 half to set up a large satelite station at Bloor/Lansdowne Sts.saving gas reducing    
                                                 pollution
                                                 and putting police in the face of the hoodlums who terrorize Lansdowne/Bloor area
                                                 residents.

(ALL, 100 WORDS MAX) - What one election issue do you feel is most relevant to your ward in this election?

                                               Rolling back the 9% pay increaseto councillors and mayor

(ALL, 200 WORDS MAX) - Why have you chosen to involve yourself in the political process?

                                               I of the wdecided to involve myself in the political process because:
                                               1) Adam Giambrone voted for the 9% pay increase
                                               2)Adam Giambrone voted for the extension of using city finances/resourcesfor 2 extra months.
                                               3)Adam Giambrone believes ward 18 ends at Dufferin St. and ignores the needs of the
                                                  west part of the ward, (Dufferin St. to the C.N. Line

(ALL, 100 WORDS MAX) - Why do you want to represent this particular ward on council?

                                               I want to represent my ward to clean up Adam's mess in our ward.

(ALL, 300 WORDS MAX) - How are you currently involved in the community?

                                              I have been involved in a clean up campaign for the last 17 years. I believe that
                                               cleanliness is next to Godliness.

(ALL, 100 WORDS MAX) - What does Toronto mean to you?

                                              Toronto means so much to me that I composed a Toronto song.

(ALL, 200 WORDS MAX) - Which council decision (since the 2003 election) do you feel the city/your ward should be most proud of, and which was least desirable?

                                              1) The 9.7% salary increase.
                                              2)The untendered 710 million dollar subway car contract with Bombardier..

(NON-INCUMBENTS ONLY) - If you were elected as a "rookie" councillor, What would you bring to the table beyond the incumbent?

                                              I feel I could add many years of life experience & that of a family provider, to
                                              council & not that of a single recently school grad, with  
                                              none of "the school  of hard knocks experience"


Other candidates[edit]

Why is there only 1 candidate in this article? 65.92.155.19 02:36, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

RAW TEXT, ADAM[edit]

> What is your name?


Adam Giambrone


> What is your age?


29


> What is your current/most recent job/occupation?


Toronto City Councillor, Ward 18 Davenport


> What ward are you running in? (# plz)


18


> ==MAIN QUESTIONS==

>

> (ALL, 300 WORDS MAX) - Describe the three most important issues in your campaign.


1. Some of our neighbourhoods have struggled with crime and community safety for more than a generation. We have begun to change that, but there's still much to do.


2. Our streets and public spaces have cleaner. We must redouble the effort to make them beautiful and attractive--and yes, cleaner--so people will use them.


3. The people of our city depend on reliable infrastructure--both physical and social--and we move by transit. We must continue to protect and invest in these priorities if we are to build a city we can continue to be proud of.


> (ALL, 100 WORDS MAX) - What one election issue do you feel is most relevant to your ward in this election?


Continued investment in crime reduction and safer neighbourhoods.


> (ALL, 200 WORDS MAX) - Why have you chosen to involve yourself in the political process?


For our government to work, it needs direction from problem-solvers with a strong dedication to public service and accountability, and an energetic optimism about the good things we can do together. I admire the work of these people, and I have a strong drive to contribute in the same way.


When these people have not provided this kind of leadership, I have considered it my responsibility to take up the challenge.


I have also felt the need to have the voices of younger people represented at City Hall. Being the youngest member of Council, I have encouraged other young leaders to take up the challenge of political responsibility as well.


> (ALL, 100 WORDS MAX) - Why do you want to represent this particular ward on council?


I've lived in this ward all my life and feel a strong personal attachment to the people here. The sense of community here is very strong, but we have not always been well represented at City Council in the past, and we know it. I want to continue to give it the high level of care and attention it rightly deserves.


> (ALL, 300 WORDS MAX) - How are you currently involved in the community?


Before I was the city councillor, I was actively involved in community groups and our parks associations. Our previous councillor was not responsive to the community, so with research and hard work with others, I was able to provide the kind of service we were lacking.


When I arrived at City Hall, I opened and have since maintained a community office, so people have ready access to their councillor. I have continued to work with community groups across the ward and provided ALL residents with the kind of information in correspondence and newsletter that they were not accustomed to getting.


In a very culturally diverse community, I have also worked with many cultural communities in many languages to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or language, is well served by City Hall.


I have worked successfully with the community to establish 3 Business Improvement Areas so that our struggling main streets have a fair chance to grow and succeed.


I have increased local democracy by not only consulting, but often balloting neighbourhoods about very local decisions.


> (ALL, 100 WORDS MAX) - What does Toronto mean to you?


Toronto is a city that has a proud history of distinct neighbourhoods and cultural diversity. We are a city that has occasionally struggled against a Provincial instinct to cut back and destroy the things we have built together over generations. I think many people who don't know Toronto would be surprised at the progressive, community-minded nature of our people. It's a city I'm intensely proud of.



> (ALL, 200 WORDS MAX) - Which council decision (since the 2003 election) do you feel the city/your ward should be most proud of, and which was least desirable?


This is a community that cares about the health of our environment. Of the decisions Council made this term, I think it’s unfortunate that we didn’t get to our goals in adding recycling and “green bin” facilities in apartment buildings.


I think this Council should be proud that we made a very responsible decision to keep our Transit plan on track by establishing the St. Clair Right-of-Way. There was a lot of fear-mongering about it, but in the end, Council made the right decision.


> (NON-INCUMBENTS ONLY) - If you were elected as a "rookie" councillor, What would you bring to the table beyond the incumbent?


N/A.

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"satelite" => "satelite [sic]" Van der Hoorn (talk) 18:57, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

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