[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.]
What is the biggest challenge your Ward faces? What policy solutions would you seek if elected?
Issues that involve infill, transit and preservation of green space are issues that people in ward 10 are passionate about.
How will you help Edmonton become a greener / more environmentally friendly city?
I think that monitoring the use of chemicals in our green spaces, changing the ways that we deal with pesticides will ensure we have our green city for generations to come.
How will you strengthen Edmonton’s local economy and support our city’s independent, locally-owned businesses?
I am a huge fan of all the local and innovative restaurants and shops, Edmontonians (and Albertans) are so creative and innovative. this is something that we need to encourage. Small businesses encourage people to stay in Edmonton and attract revenue from people around the world.
How will you make this a more inclusive city and support Edmonton’s marginalized communities?
How can our readers learn more about your platform, contact you with questions or concerns, or get involved in your campaign?
You can find me at my website SamanthaHees.com , on twitter and facebook @samantha4Ward10