The following three questions were sent by e-mail twice to all mayoral candidates. The text of the e-mail and the questions are reproduced below. Click here for the candidates’ responses.
Dear Candidate for Mayor, please answer the 3 questions below by October 2, 2018 to this e-mail address. The questions and your answers will be posted to our web site after October 2nd and e-mailed to our community e mail list of roughly 450 individuals.
Thank you in advance and good luck in your campaign.
1. The Mayor is only one vote. You need 7 other votes to agree with you. Other than BRT, what one issue is your priority for getting 7 other members of Council to agree with you and why?
2. Last Council overruled the Minister of Municipal Affairs who said London could restrict secondary dwelling units from the Near Campus Area. Will you support a motion to reconsider Council’s decision?
3. The Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area is a part of our community. What have you done that would give us an idea of how you would deal with issues affecting the Medway and other environmentally significant areas in London?
All Candidates Meetings for Mayor
Several upcoming events:
Weds, Oct 3:
King’s University College is holding a Mayoral Debate on Oct 3rd at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) in the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre, Student Life Centre, 266 Epworth Ave. There is event parking available on site (free). The theme is the “Future of London” and it is organized by several student groups on campus. The first hour is questions by a student panel. The second hour is open mic questions. It will be followed by tea & coffee reception at 9pm. https://www.kings.uwo.ca/about-kings/visitor-info/calendar-of-events/mayoral-debate/
Thursday, Oct 4:
Mayoral candidates and Ward 7 (not our ward) candidates at Four Season Restaurant, 455 Fanshawe Park Rd W. 6 p.m. (doors open 5:30). The Mayor portion will start no earlier than 7 pm.
Weds, Oct 10:
Sponsored by the Urban League of London, Women & Politics and the London Community Foundation
Wed Oct 10 Eagle Heights Public School – Oxford Street at Cherryhill All Candidates (Our Ward)
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. followed by a “meet & greet” until 8:30 p.m.
P.S. We are still waiting to hear a response to our neighbourhood’s 3 questions from a majority of the candidates for Mayor.
New Aurelia House Opens
The Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery have opened their new Aurelia House.
From Sister Linda and all of the Sisters in London:
In order to share with you as soon as possible, we have put together a slideshow of the highlights of the opening from last weekend. Enjoy this little photo story (about 6 minutes long).
Remember to keep the catch basin near your home clear of leaves and other debris. By doing so, you reduce the risk of street and other flooding.
Keep your car and garage doors locked. One of those who has their car riffled through wanted to remind neighbours that garage door openers are often targeted – you may want to consider keeping them indoors overnight.
A family in our community is in need of some help with getting some medical equipment for their special needs son. A Go Fund Me page was started for them.
Please see https://www.gofundme.com/Love4LouisH?pc=ot_co_dashboard_a&rcid=113527c1a59f4a7bbcdbb96800c2e7b7
This Saturday, June 16th, is the voting day for the City’s Neighbourhood Decision Making program.
The proposed projects in Northwest London are listed at https://getinvolved.london.ca/NDM/northwest-london.
Within Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest, the resurfacing of the tennis courts is proposed.
Last year, our proposal for park equipment fell just 7 votes short.
You can vote at any library branch between 10 and 4 on Saturday, or online on June 16 from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm.