I’m a 28-year-old independent entrepreneur, mother, and community activist. My background is in skilled trades, the culinary arts, and tourism. I grew up in Swift Current helping my parents with the business they built from the ground up and relocated to St. John’s for the first time 14 years ago. I live, work, and volunteer in Ward 2 and am passionate about this community and its unique gifts. After the birth of my daughter, I started my own business and in a short time have succeeded in building a flourishing yoga teaching career; I understand how important it is for small businesses to adapt to the challenges of this economy. I’m a feminist and believe everyone should enjoy inclusion, agency and self-determination in their daily lives.
- Phone: 709-770-0546
- Email: HopeforWard2@gmail.com
- Website: http://www.hopeforward2.ca/
- Facebook: fb.me/HopeforWard2
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/HopeforWard2
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?
In your opinion, what are the three worst decisions the outgoing Council has made, and why?
Quick response questions! In 100 characters or less, what is your position on...
Closer collaboration would be more efficient and a better use of taxpayer money.
Amalgamation with surrounding municipalities
Again, closer collaboration would be more preferable.
Making City Council a full-time job
Serving constituents is a round-the-clock obligation.
The mail-in ballot system
Presents barriers to underrepresented communities
The new Municipal Plan
Overdue and already in need of updating
Grants to community and arts organizations
The arts can be a powerful economic engine if we harness them with proper funding.
City employee salaries
Greater transparency in this process is desperately needed.
Creating more bicycle infrastructure
In the context of holistic planning, in consultation with communities, built into new developments.
Increasing public transit service
More & different types of services- smaller busses, more routes, greater attention to accessiblity.
Corporate and union donations to candidates
People need to know their Councillors are working for them, not corporate interests.
How often do you use the following ways to get to work or errands?
Riding the bus: Never
Biking: More than half the days in a month
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).
3. Public transit
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?