Deb McIntosh

What's your name?

Deb McIntosh

What area are you running in?

Ward 9

What is one thing you would do to encourage more young adults to live in Greater Sudbury?

I’m 60 years old, so I asked ten young adults this question. I got ten very diverse ideas/thoughts. There isn’t room to share them all so I will focus on the over-riding theme: Work with the community to provide a diversity of good jobs in many sectors.

How would you address homelessness and addictions in Greater Sudbury?

This current term of council has done a lot to address homelessness and addictions in Greater Sudbury.
Granted buildings two buildings to CMHA to provide shelter and services.
Granted funding to SACY to have needles picked up.
Warming shelters are provided when the temperature drops below minus 15 or 20
We can do more, and I’d like to work collaboratively with our community partners to further reduce homelessness and addiction.

If you could start over with roads in Greater Sudbury, how would you develop the transportation network to improve quality of life?

All streets would be “Complete Streets”. Streets safe for all ages, abilities and modes of travel.

If you were to create your own public art policy for Greater Sudbury, what are three things you would include?

• Provision for legal graffiti walls
• Public art component on all new developments over specified size
• Policy and funding allotment to maintain the public art.

There’s been no major private sector investment in the downtown core for years. Why do you think that is and how would you change it?

Actually, there has been a great deal of private investment in the Downtown in recent years: Rainbow Centre, Respect is Burning, St. Andrew’s Place as examples. The City provided a $512,772 investment through the Downtown CIP in 2018 which is expected to leverage $29,682,100 in private investment. The public to private investment ratio is 1 : 56.88. We have received applications to do the same in the 2019 budget.

If given the chance, would you renegotiate the ward system in Greater Sudbury? Elaborate why.

It’s been 18 years since amalgamation and I think it is time to revisit how Greater Sudbury is governed.
I will advocate for a municipal governance review in the next term of council which could include revised ward boundaries to equalize the populations in each ward, the number of councilors and the part time status of city councilors.

Greater Sudbury’s environment is a work in progress. What would you do to keep our water clean, our trees healthy, and air fresh?

• As indicated in the recent report ‘Depot Master Plan” indicated we need to appropriately store our road salt and pickled sand to keep the salt out of our watersheds and bodies.
• Complete and implement the Transit Action Plan
• Advocate for expanded Broadband to permit more people to work from home

What would you do to foster a healthy business sector throughout Greater Sudbury?

Renew our water-waste water system. It’s not sexy or fun but it will protect our most precious resource and enable business to expand.
Advocate for expanded Broadband to permit more people to work from home
Release more data set through the city's Open Data policy

If you had to choose 5 emojis to describe your platform what would they be?

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