Trevor Giertuga- At Large
1.Businesses are frequently the targets of crime and on the front line dealing with societal problems in the area; what steps do you think should be taken to ensure businesses are protected and our community is safer to explore, shop, work and play in.
We need to fund the police department adequately to provide the policing services that are needed in our community, especially in the downtown cores. I believe that we should bring back the community policing program with satellite stations in the cores.
- What is your impression of the Fort William Business community? What is one thing that is done well and what is one thing that needs to improve?
I honestly don’t shop often in the Fort William Business Community as I live in the north side. I do shop in the south side for speciality items and attend restaurants, when I do I see a real need to deal with the many social issues in the south core.
- With the revitalization of downtown Fort William project underway there is no planned community center for the area after the project is completed. Victoriaville provided an important and safe gathering place. What vision do you have to recreate a similar environment for community connectivity?
I will seek feedback from the Fort William business community, other affected stakeholders, and administration. The best solutions come from the melding of ideas of all those affected.
Trevor Guiertuga – At Large Candidate