Keeping Commitments To Bay Ward Voters
Ottawa – City Councillor for Bay Ward and candidate for re-election Mark Taylor today released the first in a series of 5 key areas in which he has worked, and seeks to continue working, for our community.
Accountability Commitments from 2010 kept:
In May of 2011, Bay Ward’s first ever Community Office was opened at the Foster Farm Community Centre. “I committed to ensuring our office was accessible to residents at times that made sense for working families,” said Taylor of why the office offers weeknight and weekend appointments as well as daytime walk-in service Tuesday to Friday.
During the 2010 election Taylor made a personal commitment to decline the annual car allowance given to Councillors. “This is a personal choice, it was my family’s way of trying to do what we could personally to help contribute to keeping costs down.” said Taylor. If re-elected, by the end of 2018 Taylor will have declined over $60,000.00 in car and transit pass allowances.
One more commitment to keep with the help of residents:
Taylor committed in 2010 that he would serve only two terms as a City Councillor. “I believe that renewing our community is best done with the urgency of a deadline and that is why I am asking residents to help me keep this pledge to finish what we started.” If re-elected in 2014 Taylor is committed to working with residents, the business community and private sector, partners and other levels of government to continue and complete the many projects underway that had stalled or failed to start prior to 2010.
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