Election 2017 questionnaire response: John Oplanich, Ward 3

[We sent five questions concerning green living, local economy and inclusiveness to all of the Election 2017 council candidates. We are posting their unedited responses in the order that they’re received. – Ed.]

John Oplanich, candidate for Ward 3
John Oplanich, candidate for Ward 3

What is the biggest challenge your Ward faces? What policy solutions would you seek if elected?

Our roads, sidewalks & sewers are crumbling. Revitalization starting with our oldest communities.

How will you help Edmonton become a greener / more environmentally friendly city?

Advertising, education, home recycling bins

How will you strengthen Edmonton’s local economy and support our city’s independent, locally-owned businesses?

support your local businesses in your community

How will you make this a more inclusive city and support Edmonton’s marginalized communities?

I have suggested creating a Safe Zone in each City Ward.

How can our readers learn more about your platform, contact you with questions or concerns, or get involved in your campaign?