2014 Commitments

On October 22 vote for Councillor Ross Eadie

“The North End and West Kildonan need a City Councillor who is active and engaged. Ross Eadie is that City Councillor.” – John Loxley, Luxton resident

 

A Strong Voice for North Winnipeg

“When you see a City Councillor on an extension ladder fixing the Bell Tower on Selkirk, you know he has special abilities. But that’s just Ross.” –Arthur Gunn, Selkirk Avenue BIZ

 

RE-ELECT COUNCILLOR Ross Eadie

“I see Ross everywhere. At community events, on the bus, and on the streets. It’s great to know my City Councillor is not afraid to hear what the people think.” – Sid Bloom, West Kildonan resident

 

“There may be a mess at city hall, but there’s one thing we can count on: Ross just works for Mynarski.” – Sel Burrows, Point Douglas Activist
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My Six 2014 Commitments

My Six 2014 Commitments

My Six 2014 Commitments

Streets and Infrastructure

We need to increase infrastructure renewal on our streets, backlanes, sidewalks, parks, community centres, and other facilities for youth and seniors.

During my first four years as Councillor:

• 22 city blocks renewed, 16 since 2013 under the local street renewal fund,
• 6 backlanes totally reconstructed,
• 14 streets in fair condition protected with TBO, a type of asphalt that makes streets last longer,
• 18 community facilities renovated or upgraded,
• 16 parks and tot lots upgraded, and
• 7 schools received city money to add event signs or improve green areas for play and learning.

In my next term, I will continue to:

• work for renovations and upgrades to community facilities and parks,
• vote for local and regional street funding to double the renewal of city blocks along with backlanes and sidewalks,

• pressure the city administration to improve pothole and other street maintenance services while we wait for renewal to catch up, and

• push for the Chief Peguis Trail extension.

Fair Taxation

I will keep on working for adjustments to the reassessment process. We need fairness for residents who live in older neighbourhoods where property taxes continue to rise faster than in the suburbs. (Please see the Times article at http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/times/Tax-problems-in-low-income-areas-254394211.html
for examples of the problem.)

Crime Reduction

The Winnipeg Police Service has started on the right path. We cannot only police our way out of high levels of crime, so I will always advocate for more prevention resources. A Prince Albert model – the Block by Block Initiative – requires that stronger non-police organizations address the many issues of struggling families. When agencies engage the whole family they have a better chance at success.

To make people more secure in their homes and on the street increasing foot patrols from the current two officers is important, but we should also utilize Police Cadets and the North End Ambassadors.

I have been inspired by my experience working on neighbourhood safety strategies. I am certain that residents organizing and acting together make our community a better place to live. Citizens on Patrol and the Power Line are examples of efforts that are working.

I have also come to understand that a gang exit strategy, like the one developed by the Gang Action Intervention Network (GAIN), is needed in Winnipeg. With the cooperation of other levels of government we can get this done.

We have many youth activists in the North End who work to improve life for their peers. I will continue to listen to them and make initiatives like a Bar Watch work in Winnipeg.

Pride of Place

I will work on initiatives that help strengthen the pride we feel for the North End and West Kildonan. With a few extra tools we can fix up our homes and clean up our streets.

An anti-litter campaign is a good start. As part of the Selkirk Avenue BIZ, I will continue to coordinate a street maintenance crew.

The Merchant’s Corner project on Selkirk is a great example of creative urban renewal. I will work to ensure that more good ideas are advanced throughout Mynarski Ward.

Accountability and Transparency

I have always condemned the culture of secrecy and conflicts of interest at city hall. I will work with the new city council to implement my recommendations for improved access to information and a new code of conduct.

Traffic Safety

I will keep working for safer streets for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists through better street design and enforcement at pedestrian corridors.

I will continue my work on accessibility for persons with disabilities and seniors to ensure they can move around our city safely.

Together we can make a difference!