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Barrhaven West, and Ottawa as a whole for that matter, is in a critical stage of growth and development. We need to have leadership who will get the job done while representing the needs of ward 3 residents.
Barrhaven West is a rapidly growing community. With people of all ages calling this great neighborhood home, I strive to ensure your voice is heard around the council table. Your issues are what matters to me. We are at a very crucial stage as a City. We have over $3B dollar in debt and its climbing day by day. Last year alone, we paid over $240M in debt payments. Money that we can use to better serve our community. We need to be very strategic in our decision making and fund the projects that really make sense and we need now. We are overspending on many projects that we can hold off but not spending on the projects that are way overdue in our ward. Greenbank road and Barnsdale exit projects are overdue and we need them to fund these projects as soon as possible. We need to start treating tax payer’s hard earned dollars as our own and not use taxpayer’s as a blank cheque.
I am fully committed to serve you as a councillor. I am currently on an unpaid leave of absence from City of Ottawa. I have worked at OC Transpo for nearly 20 years and have intimate knowledge about the operations of OC Transpo. I started out as a bus driver and now serve as a Program Manager for rail operations, Employee Management (I am currently on a leave of absence to run for city council). I’ve seen the inner workings and how things are run. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. I’ve never been in a position to fix the system myself, but as city councillor, I’d work with other councillors, city staff, and OC Transpo management to make it more reliable and affordable for all. With my background, experience and knowledge I will be your strong voice at the City hall. I will ensure that we bring accountability, transparency, and much needed common sense at City Hall. We need to ensure that we find innovating ways to better serve our community and build Barrhaven for our next generation.
I have served on many Non- profit organizations including serving as President of Barrhaven East Community Association, Volunteer director at Barrhaven Food Cupboard and was recently appointed to Ontario Trillium Foundation as Grant Review Committee Member. I have earned many awards for my work in the community including:
Governor General’s Sovereign Medal for Volunteer
City Builder Award- City of Ottawa
United Way Community Builder Award-United Way
Nepean150 inspiration Award
Nepean 150 Volunteer Medal
I am the ONLY candidate running that has 19 years of experience working at the city, therefore understand the inner working and know the efficiencies that we need. Also I am the ONLY candidate that has proven leadership and community work experience with local Barrhaven grass root organizations for last 20 years.
There is no question that climate change is impacting our daily lives. In just the last few years, Ottawa has been faced with two record-breaking floods, multiple tornadoes, and the rare Derecho storm we saw this past May.
For anyone who has watched city hall over the last few years, I think they have been outraged at some of the behaviour they have been witnessing. I’ve heard those concerns time and time again while canvassing around Barrhaven West.
Barrhaven West continues to see rapid growth and development as we draw closer and closer to Manotick. Ward 3 currently has a population of about 53,000 residents, making up about half of Barrhaven. Just on the west side of the Jock River, 35,000 residents call that area home.
The cost of living is getting incredibly expensive. It seems prices for everything are going up by the day and it’s incredibly frustrating. Paychecks aren’t going as far as they once did, and many are finding it hard to make ends meet.
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