I love Markham, plain and simple. I know that most residents feel the same way.
But people also know that this city can be better – that it can function in a way that’s more responsive, accountable and equitable.
I’m running for mayor to bring a fresh, new approach to city council. I’m ready to take on bold reforms to how council is governed. I’m ready to build a Markham that works for everyone.
I’ve been witness to both the ups-and-downs in Markham for more than 33 years, as I built my own business, raised a family and became a community builder. The issues residents are most concerned about are getting bigger and more complex everyday.
I’m ready to shake things up.
We need to use the power of city council to make more strategic investments in seniors care and infrastructure, as our population grows.We need to use existing and new city bylaws to make sure our roads work for business, commuters and residents.
We need to address the region’s growing crime rate in a way that keeps citizens safe while tackling the underlying issues at the root of the problem.
We need to build up our economy in a way that gives consumers in Markham choice, while also ensuring small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive.
Central to all of this is increasing the role the public makes in the decision- making process. This includes my Public Engagement Task Force, which would investigate the most effective avenues for the public to express their voice at city hall.
It’s time for a new approach. It’s time for a Markham that works for everyone.