Category Archives: Election 2010 Issues

Three of our biggest challenges…

SPENDING.  We need to clearly understand our costs and determine our specific needs in order to prioritize our spending.  We cannot continue to burden residents with tax increases.  Over the past 4 years, Waterloo council has hiked its total payroll costs by 38%, … Continue reading

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The LRT debate

Light Rail Transit (LRT) has been suggested as one of the more environmentally friendly and practical solutions to our increasing traffic congestion.  It is based on the assumption that there will be adequate ridership to support its operations, scheduled to … Continue reading

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Amalgamation?

I like Waterloo pretty much the way it is so I do not personally support discussions on Amalgamation.  It seems to me that our two notable cities have somewhat different backgrounds, heritage and values and each is special in its own unique way.  Both cities have distinct and well-known … Continue reading

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A Clean and Beautiful Waterloo

In my recent debate, I was asked to explain about my proposed “Clean and Beautiful” program.  I must confess that I came across this concept during my research into ways to foster Community Pride.  This program fit the bill perfectly and I was … Continue reading

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Water Fluoridation needs to be a Choice.

Update Jan 21, 2011.  Congratulations, Waterloo.  By a narrow margin, the residents of Waterloo voted to discontinue artificial fluoridation in our city.  The supply was turned off in December, 2010, giving all individuals a choice in whether they want regulated … Continue reading

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