Election 2017 questionnaire response: Sam Hachem, Ward 4

[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.]

Sam Hachem, candidate for Ward 4
Sam Hachem, candidate for Ward 4

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

Property taxes. Every one is upset, especially in the northeast, where the value of homes is among the lowest in the city compared to other areas with similar comparables.

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

We must be environmentally concious and work with the groups that have the knowledge and base to make the necessary changes.

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

Support local business by making it easier for them to turn a profit.

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

Gather community leaders on a regular basis and understand the issues and challenges facing these communities and how we can better help.

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

Please go to www.votesamhachem.com and contact me with any questions.