OCTOBER 18TH VOTE LESLYN JOSEPH
The decision we make for our city on October 18th is a choice between the habits and fears of the past, and the demands and opportunities of the future. There are moments in history when the whole fate and future of cities can be decided by a single decision.
For Calgary, this is such a time. It's time for new ideas, a new team, a new drive for equality of opportunities: it's time to create new opportunities for Calgarians, time for a new vision of what we can achieve in this generation for our city and the ward in which we live.
Given the current climate, I understand Calgarians are facing many difficult challenges. There is considerable dissatisfaction in the direction City Council has taken so far. Issues such as spending, finances and economic development are important to me and my neighbours. Yet there is more to Calgary than this. It’s time for us to take back Ward 10 and let its culture and values show a true reflection of our community.
"Ward 10 is one of the most culturally vibrant parts of Calgary. It deserves to be celebrated, not ignored or avoided."
More so than any other part of the city, Ward 10 residents have been asking for more investments in city services. This shows a need in the community that is not being met for things like affordable housing, snow removal, city-operated recreation facilities, community services and 311 services. As your Ward 10 Councillor, I will fight for these services.
I will also fight for increased awareness and accessibility to seniors programs. I will work hard to expand access and funding to social programs and services while offering more services tailored to the BIPOC and multilingual communities. I will tackle safety through innovative revitalization and I will push for better disaster planning and response.
It's time to ask for what we need. It’s time to build community. It’s time for change.