Open, transparent & accessible government

ACCESSIBLE & ACCOUNTABLE TO YOU

These words are often just thrown around because they sound good – the right thing to say.  My record shows

  • During my tenure I held monthly ‘Coffee Klatch’ drops-ins where residents from all parts of Thornhill were able to come by and discuss any issue of concern to them.
  • I organized and hosted annual Budget Town Hall meetings giving residents the opportunity to hear a presentation from Markham Finance staff, ask questions and provide input. I also sent out an annual Budget questionnaire to residents asking for your opinions on City services and where our financial priorities should be directed.
  • Organized and hosted Town Hall events on other important issues such as: Cell Phone towers;  Traffic Transit & Gridlock; new park naming, and others.
  • Regular electronic updates on Road Maintenance and Construction to help Thornhill residents better plan their travel routes.
  • Regular electronic newsletters highlighting relevant local and city-wide issues to keep residents informed.
  • Organized annual community clean-up of signs and cleaning of vandalized public property.
  • Annual Appreciation Breakfast for Thornhill seniors
  • Annual Summerfest Movie in the Park
  • Annual Ball Hockey Tournament

Being ‘accountable’ means providing you with accurate information in a timely fashion.  More importantly, it also means explaining why I take various positions and how I have voted on particular issues.

 


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