We must protect and preserve our great neighbourhoods, while managing sustainable growth that unites us and brings our communities closer together.
As your councillor, I will focus on the following four priority areas:
Developing a SUSTAINABLE downtown
I will focus on the revitalization of our downtown core as the heart of our city. I want every Londoner to have downtown at the top of their list when they think of desirable places to live, work, learn and play.
We must ensure that redevelopment and growth is complementary to its surroundings, encompasses high-quality design, protects heritage conservation districts, includes affordable housing and supports those suffering from addiction.
Connecting ENGAGED Neighbourhoods
I will support neighbourhood associations to strengthen our communities, and encourage
associations to come together within our ward and beyond to increase overall interaction and engagement.
We must ensure that we create a safe and secure, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all. I will pay particular attention to supporting our children, youth and seniors.
Integrating NETWORKED Transportation
I will look at the bigger picture so that transportation infrastructure serves us for decades to come. Decisions need to be evidence-based and supported by passenger density data.
We must continue to push for high-speed rail to connect London to other major centres in Ontario.
We must take advantage of federal and provincial investment promised for our transit system. The current plan is not perfect, but it is a foundation that is flexible, extendable throughout the city, and adaptable to future technology.
We must invest in active transportation including pedestrian walkways, commuter and leisure bike lanes, and multi-purpose trails and pathways.
Ensuring DEMOCRATIC Accountability
I will push for open, transparent and accountable governance.
We must continue with ranked ballots; add term limits for councillors; and limit posting of election signs to thirty days before election day.
Jonathan first moved to Canada over 20 years ago. As a first-generation Canadian, he is proud of his heritage, yet committed to London, which he now calls home. He lives with his fiancée in the heart of our downtown core in Ward 13.
Jonathan is a natural facilitator, guided by the principal that “Leadership is creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen”. His enthusiasm and motivation are unparalleled and he approaches life constantly striving for excellence. Jonathan believes that when individuals come together to build a better future, real community comes alive. Likewise, he believes we need all levels of government working together to build a prosperous Canada.
Jonathan runs his own consultancy specializing in awakening teams to reach their full potential through strategic planning, leadership development and performance improvement. He also lectures at the university level in organizational behaviour, including change management and leadership. Jonathan has extensive earlier experience working as a production manager in a three-shift unionized environment and as an international software consultant in supply chain management.
Jonathan believes in community building, with many years as a housing advocate for the co-operative housing movement. In his spare time, he is an avid runner who has completed a dozen marathons; he also enjoys camping and is constantly inspired by the beauty of Ontario Parks.
If you would like to learn more about Jonathan and how he is an advocate for our community, please follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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