It’s been an honour and a privilege to serve as your Mayor of Waterloo these past four years. With only hours to go before the polls open on Monday, I’m taking a few moments to pause and reflect on what we’ve accomplished together in the last term but more importantly, what work we have left to do.
I’m running for Mayor because I love Waterloo. Over my term in office, we initiated the development of a new East Side Library, created 15 kilometres of new trails, saved $5 million in the Columbia Street road reconstruction, invested in space at the Accelerator Centre to support nearly 200 companies and made crucial investments in affordable and supportive housing. I’ve also kept an open-door policy at my office at City Hall to hear what matters most to you and attended 1,600 events to ensure I’m accessible within our community.
My platform for the next four years outlines my vision for keeping Waterloo’s economy growing, continuing to build our vibrant and caring community by supporting strong neighbourhoods and helping people get active. It involves promoting public places though our facilities, including parks and libraries. It focuses on the issues that matter most to you – our residents, including having an effective and efficient government.
So I ask you: take some time this weekend to review the platforms of your local candidates and make an informed choice. On Monday, I ask you to vote for positive leadership so we can continue to build prosperity together for the next four years in Waterloo.