It has been months now since I started my election campaign to be a City of Mississauga Councillor for Ward 6. From the beginning, I have made it a priority to visit with as many residents of the Ward as possible. To date, I have knocked on the doors of more than 12,000 people with more conversations taking place every day. In addition to introducing myself to people, my goals has been to understand and document people’s concerns. One of my biggest tasks as a councillor will be to address those concerns to the best of my abilities.
Four Big Issues
In my conversations, I have heard many types of concerns. Four have come up more than any other:
- traffic safety,
- rising property taxes,
- a lack of city follow-up when people raise problems and,
- crime levels in some neighbourhoods.
I started with traffic safety. Next is city-follow-up and my priority of providing responsive resident (customer) service.