I live in Ward 1 with my husband Mike. Together we have raised three children and are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren. Since graduating from Memorial University, I also obtained a Certificate in Criminology and a Diploma in Safety Engineering. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to serve some incredible organizations in my community. These would include the Girl Guides of Canada, Macdonald Drive Junior High School Council, St. John’s Port Authority and the OAS/CPP Tribunial Board.
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Survey ResponsesWhat is your full name?
What role are you running for? If it's a ward councillor position, please specify which ward.
If you are currently on council, or have served previously, how many years in total have you served?
Why did you decide to run for office?
What do you think makes St. John's unique or special?
If you were elected, do you plan to hold another paid job while serving on Council? If so, what would it be and how will you divide your time?
What changes or initiatives would you advocate for at Council?
What, to you, is the most important kind of decision City Council makes?
Questions for ward councillors...
If you had a whole day off to spend in your ward relaxing, what would you do?
What could Council do to make your ward a better place?
Have you been out canvassing in the ward? If so, what are the priorities you’re hearing most loudly?
Increasing density and mixed uses are priorities in the new municipal plan. Where would you like to see more density in your ward?
How do you think your ward will change during the next Council term?
What would you like to see included in the new Regional Plan?
What, if anything, would you want done to establish better communications between citizens and developers before development is proposed?
How would you use the Engage! process and system?
In your opinion, what are the three best decisions the outgoing Council has made, and why?
2. The Municipal Plan- It’s a start on how we like to see our city evolve.
3. Forming a committee with the new council on Wetlands.
In your opinion, what are the three worst decisions the outgoing Council has made, and why?
2. Demolition of our heritage structures.
3. Roundabouts in residential areas that have already been developed.
Quick response questions! In 100 characters or less, what is your position on...
Yes because we all use the same services.
Amalgamation with surrounding municipalities
Amalgamating communities is not the right idea. A Regional Plan will be a better served.
Making City Council a full-time job
No. Closes the doors for a diversified council.
The mail-in ballot system
It’s more beneficial to the incumbents, closes the election period to early, no advance polls.
The new Municipal Plan
A good start but it needs to be revamped because it’s already 3 years old.
Grants to community and arts organizations
They are an essential part of our community, if feasible, grants should be given.
City employee salaries
We must look at other cities and our provincial counterparts to determine if they are on par.
Creating more bicycle infrastructure
Increase bicycle lanes where it’s safe to do so.
Increasing public transit service
Yes. Not enough routes, shelters and times between routes. Create Express Routes.
Corporate and union donations to candidates
Not all candidates receive donations so lowering the cap on the amount.
How often do you use the following ways to get to work or errands?
Riding the bus: Never
Driving: Almost everyday
Please rank the level of attention you think council should pay to each of these transportation modes in the coming term (1 = most important, 5 = least).
What could the City government do to make St. John’s a healthier place to live?
What changes need to happen to have more diversity in age, gender, race, and life experience on Council?