Accountability. Responsibility. Transparency. Integrity. Sustainability. Livability.
For some, these are buzz words - for me, these are some of the words to describe what I bring to city council every day. These are the principles I use when making decisions on the issues that affect our community. These are the principles that residents tell me are important to them in our civic governance.
Nine years ago, I made a commitment to the residents of Port Moody that I would make decisions based on these principles - and I have delivered.
As Mayor, I have provided three years of leadership on the issues that are important to residents :
Municipal government can be amazingly complex - but the fundamental issue is operating in a truly open and honest way. If residents are well informed on issues, and are included in the decision making process, good decisions will be made, and our community will prosper. It has been my priority since being elected Mayor in 2011 to change the way we work and communicate, and we have made significant changes.. but we still have some room for improvement !
We have some specific issues that residents continue to bring up daily in our conversations: taxes, transportation, public safety, and development/growth top the list of concerns. These issues aren't unique to Port Moody, but, how we deal with them requires a Made in Port Moody approach. We need to learn from those around us, leveraging on our partnerships with other municipalities and levels of government, and use the 'best of' approach to what we deliver in Port Moody.
For nine years, I have shown leadership on the issues and brought positive change to the city on these issues. As Mayor, I have been working hard to build new relationships and partnerships - in policing/fire services, bylaw, planning, and all city services, to the benefit of our community. I continue to lead Council working closely with our staff, residents, neighbours and senior governments, to build the community we all desire.
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