Candidates for mayor of the city and their main promises to the citizens

Candidates for mayor of the city and their main promises to the citizens

October 24 is the day when the long-awaited election of the mayor will take place. All 8 candidates made announcements and opened their future plans. Today, we would like to choose the most important moments from their plans.

Brian Bowman

Property taxes: property tax will be 2.33 percent over the next 4 years, which will significantly increase the treasury of the city.

Other financial positions: there will not be any water-and-sewer dividend and frontage-levy hikes.

Portage and Main position: it will be open for people to walk there.

Environment: a total ban on the use of plastic.

Recreation: the emergence of a new recreation facility in Waverly West; an increase in funding for the community center; assistance to volunteers in community centers.

Meth crisis: the creation of safe injection sites.

Jenny Motkaluk

Property taxes: property tax will be 1.16 percent over the next 4 years.

Other financial positions: auditing costs of wastewater treatment projects.

Portage and Main position: it will be closed for people to walk there.

Environment: priority of the western expansion of the Main Path of Pegius.

City Hall: forward as much as possible 311 calls to city departments during business hours.

Meth crisis: additional officers on the streets and the creation of a treatment center.

Don Woodstock

Property taxes: freeze property taxes for four years.

Portage and Main position: it will be closed for people to walk there.

Meth crisis: building of a treatment center.

City hall: prevent personal relationships between adult employees and their subordinates.

Environment: a total ban on the use of plastic.

Tim Diack

Property taxes: property tax will be 1.2 percent higher over the next 4 years.

Portage and Main position: this is not the most important problem of the city.

Meth crisis: additional officers on the streets of the city and the creation of a secure methamphetamine psychosis intake facility.

Environment: a total ban on the use of plastic.

Doug Wilson

Portage and Main position: it will be open for people to walk there.

Environment: a total ban on the use of plastic.

Ed Ackerman did not express his positions and specific future plans.

Venkat Machiraju

Infrastructure: completion of the inner ring road.

Environment: a total ban on the use of plastic.

Umar Hayat

Portage and Main position: it will be closed for people to walk there.

Meth crisis: the creation of safe injection sites.

Environment: there should not be a total ban on the use of plastic. 

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