Qs FROM CONSTITUENTS: SAFE AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
This blog series explores some of the questions I have been asked by Grey Highlands' constituents. This post reviews the questions asked of all candidates at the Kimberley All Candidates Meeting on Oct 5, 2022.
The following posts originated from questions from the Kimberley Community Association (KCA) Debate.
The following are the question topics:
Safe & Healthy Communities
If elected, what will you do ensure road safety? Please address: speed limits; lighting; cross walks; sidewalks; and, enforcement.
Road safety is a huge concern within all of Grey Highlands. Grey Highlands’ Staff is currently working on a Road Safety Plan that includes options for traffic calming measures many from this plan that will include speed limits, lighting, cross walks, sidewalks and enforcement.
Additionally, Staff is preparing a Transportation Master Plan; this reports on--among other things--Grey Highlands' sidewalk inventory and needs. I believe communities are well-served by active transportation infrastructure, and I will prioritize financial investments to increase our sidewalk inventory and slow people down.
At the Wednesday September 21, 2022 Council meeting, I made a motion that Grey Highlands Staff prepare a Staff Report as part of the 2023 budget process to evaluate the possibility of increased enforcement options that might include a dedicated Grey Highlands Community Safety Officer. It passed unanimously, and will be deliberated by the next Council.
See my post, Running for Mayor: Smart Growth for more details.
BTW Thanks to the concerned constituent who emailed the UNs Global Plan for Road Safety to Council.
See all the questions I have been asked throughout the 2022 Campaign!