I have been elected three times to serve the residents of King Township as the Councillor for ward 5. I am inspired to seek a fourth term because of what has been accomplished and the work that is still to be done.
I have been a champion of initiatives to improve quality of life in King including the new Township Wide Recreation Centre, the King City Library and Seniors Centre, and upgrades and enhancements to two neighbourhood parks in King City. I am proud that these are being done in a fiscally sustainable way. I have focussed on both the updating and development of new policies, such as the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaws; my personal success criteria for such has been engagement with constituents. I have never deviated from my belief that we cannot justify incursions into the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine as it is possible to create diverse housing and employment without doing so. I was one of the first Council members to raise the critical question as to what action King will take in response to climate change and have championed initiatives, such as a zero emissions target for the new recreation centre. And, I am a strong advocate for engaging all who live and work in King to participate in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
If given the opportunity to serve for another 4 years I will continue with these same principles. You can read my platform here.
I believe my experience and skills are particularly valuable for the new term (2022-2026) of Council as the challenges for King Township Council are significant.
If you want me to continue being Councillor of Ward 5, I need your vote.
I welcome your support in other ways including making a donation to my campaign. Please contact me to discuss.
Finally, throughout the campaign I am still the acting councillor for Ward 5. I will continue to use this blog to inform you of issues within the Township which are being assessed at the Council table and will continue to tell you about events happening in the Township which are of interest.
I have valued comments received from readers either on this blog or separately; I hope this will continue.
As announced earlier I have registered as a candidate for Ward 5 in the upcoming municipal election. I will be using this blog to communicate my platform. I will also continue use this blog to inform you of issues within the Township which are being assessed at the Council table. And I will also continue to tell you about events happening in the Township which are of interest. I have valued...
The Municipal Election in King is moving into the next phase: All Candidates Meetings are scheduled and advance voting is beginning. Wednesday 5 7-9 at the Trisan Centre is CCKT’s all candidates meeting for Wards 2 and 4 Thursday Oct. 6 7-9 at the King City Seniors Centre is is CCKT’s all candidates meeting for Ward 1. For more information on these meetings see here; and at same place you can...
As you would expect all voting locations will be accessible, and entrances will be well marked with the universal access symbol and be within close proximity of the parking lot. In addition The Township of King is providing an option for homebound voters in any of the Municipal Elections; if a voter cannot physically visit one of the voting locations they can register to cast their vote...
As the annual Holland Marsh Soupfest is a much loved annual event it is sad news that it is cancelled for 2022 due to a soup maker shortage. I am posting this sad news as I know that many had it marked on their calendars.
Trees are starting to get attention at the Council! At the beginning of the September 26 council meeting there is a deputation regarding King Tree Canopy and Woodland Cover. It is being given by James Lane, a manager from Natural Heritage and Forestry York Region. I believe this deputation has been triggered by questions and interest that was clearly expressed at the June 13th council meeting...