I live in Ward 4 with my wife Stephanie, our son Simon, and our two dogs Desmond and Riley. I am a civil engineer, and the owner of Bite-sized Farm, a small business focusing on offering fresh vegetables through the Farmers’ Market and farm-to-table delivery. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering at Memorial University; during this time I completed work terms at the City of St. John’s and volunteered with Engineers Without Borders. Since completing my degree, I have worked with Engineers Without Borders, and more recently for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the O’Brien Farm Foundation and am the Executive Director of the St. John’s Tool Library.
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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?
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...
There is value in regionalization of services and that requires strong collaboration and leadership
Amalgamation with surrounding municipalities
Any conversation regarding amalgamation has to start with an understanding of the benefits and cost
Making City Council a full-time job
The current system disenfranchises women and young people, and favours more flexible work situations
The mail-in ballot system
The current system has benefits and challenges. We must continue to improve accessibility for voting
The new Municipal Plan
The new council elected in 2017 must have full opportunity to review, adapt and approve the Plan
Grants to community and arts organizations
Community and arts orgs add great value to our city and we must continue and this support
City employee salaries
We must balance fair and competitive salaries with oversight and scrutiny for all expenditures
Creating more bicycle infrastructure
We need cycle infrastructure that allows for safe and efficient travel in our neighbourhood and city
Increasing public transit service
Public transit must be a priority in designing our city and the day-to-day decisions of council
Corporate and union donations to candidates
I believe corporate and union donations should not be permitted in our democracy.
How often do you use the following ways to get to work or errands?
Riding the bus: A few times a week
Biking: A few times a week
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?