If elected, it looks like I’ll be part of a City-Council that will be faced with making some tough financial decisions. According to reports in 2018, the city is expected to be in a deficit by 2020 of around $1.6 million. That is expected to grow each year beyond that.
Working for a Catholic school, I know first-hand the challenges about making ends meet on a very tight budget. I will always be looking for ways to improve efficiency and eliminate waste in our government. However, to truly grow our revenue base, we need to grow our tax base and that is through sensible growth – in jobs and residency.