Public Infrastructure, Transit, and Traffic Issues
From completing the sports complex to fixing construction delays, bus services, and city parking, Scott will fight for the needs of Ward 7 residents.
Crises of Opioids, Addictions, and Homelessness
We can help those in need, and clean up our city’s core areas, by supporting and using our local experts and social services that invest every working day learning and dealing with these inter-related crises. Listening to our local experts, police, and practitioners, we can implement evidence- and fact-based solutions on the ground.
Helping Our Core Areas and their Businesses
Our cores and their businesses are suffering from changing patterns of manufacturing, jobs, and ‘big-box’ shops and newer suburban neighbourhoods, placed on the outskirts of our city. We need to follow the successful examples in places like Europe by densifying our city’s core areas, having more people living, working, and relaxing, in our cores. This not only increases business and tax revenue, but increases the walkability, atmosphere, and community spirit of these areas.
Small businesses are the heart of a community, and we need to make sure they are supported. If small businesses thrive, they boost a community’s ‘economic ecosystem’ and attract medium- and large-scale businesses, as well as boost community spirit and quality of life.
Let’s Fix Our Lack of Affordable Housing
A lack of housing and affordable rental units creates dire social and economic effects that ripples through the community, increasing homelessness, crime, anxiety, trauma, and drug use. We need new solutions to affordable housing that do not put lower-income residents, seniors, and those in need, out in the cold.
Fighting Climate Change and Making a Sustainable Cambridge
We need to make every resident aware of the future climatic changes affecting Cambridge, Waterloo Region, and Canada, so they can (1) make changes to secure their own home and property if desired, and (2) pressure their elected representatives at ALL levels of government for real, non-partisan solutions that match the scientific requirements for real change, rather than ‘words’ that link up with the next electoral cycle.
Taxes and Budgets
Being fiscally responsible with tax dollars, if we densify our city’s cores we will grow our economy.