I did not vote against curbside recycling; I voted against a resolution that proposed one method of implementing a curbside recycling program. I want a curbside recycling program in Lethbridge, but I want to ensure we do it right.
I support a fully integrated curb side waste management system: black bin, blue bin and green bin. My vision of Lethbridge includes this reality. It's the "how" that currently challenges me.
It's 1:00 am Tuesday morning, and the evening's events haven't quite sunk in. So briefly ...
First, please accept a deep and heart-felt "thank you" to everyone who supported me, encouraged me and kept me informed, over the past term. This is not a job one can do in isolation: certainly, not successfully. As such, I appreciate how many of you contributed to my growth and determination during the past two and one half years. Thank you!
During this election campaign, various organizations have been surveying candidates to discover our position on specific issues. While the surveys do tend to be issue specific, I believe that you - the voter - should also have access to my responses. Since these surveys are posted in various locations on the Internet, I thought it would be easier and helpful to simply share my responses in one place.
Here is the list of organizations who have sent surveys (thus far) and my responses:
An oil exploration company has secured the mineral rights for three potential wells located in the southwest corner of the city, approximately 1.5 kms (‘as the crow flies’) from the Sunridge neighbourhood. At City Council on Monday (September 16th), Council reiterated its position that we do not support oil and gas exploration or drilling within our boundary.
Support for the Lethbridge YWCA and its programs is - what we call - a "no brainer." The organization, its staff and volunteers offer programs and services desperately needed in our community. So, attending the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event is another way to support this valuable agency. However, I'm a bit picky about my footwear.
I recently saw this image on Twitter (via @hatcra, originating from @nlastuka and learningneverstops.wordpress.com. Thank you both for sharing it!). It’s an amazing schematic of the outcomes of exclusion, segregation, integration and inclusion. Of course, “inclusion” is the goal we should be trying to achieve in our community and in society.