In order to achieve a greater level of tax stabilization, increased employment and an improved image for our city I will be advocating the following initiatives if elected:
Direct the Economic Development department of the city to plan a comprehensive plan to pursue and attract new commercial and industrial business to the city.
Draft and implement an Incentive Suggestion Plan open to all city employees, residents, and non-residents.
Freeze the compensation(salary and benefits) of all city councillors.
Eliminate stipends for Committee Chairpersons and vice-Chairpersons
.Direct city staff to prepare a report on the feasibility of commissioning and building a major city landmark which will serve as the symbol of the city, be a city meeting place, and be an inter-active tourist attraction.
Significantly expand city naming right opportunities.
Thoroughly investigate public-private-partnerships related to downtown redevelopment and infrastructure replacement
Hold referendums as required
Direct staff to pursue and acquire major national and international arts and sports events
Create a major international award in the field of arts or sciences
Commission a theme song for the city
Streamline policies and procedures pertaining to citizen engagement with city committees and Council
Form a committee to begin planning for major celebrations related to Oshawa’s 100th. Birthday on March 8/2024 including consideration of the following:
dedication and sealing of a time capsule
create an Oshawa Centennial video
stage a home-coming event for former residents
stage a centennial gala
stage a 100 person Centennial torch relay
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