Sean has worked hard for the citizens of Waterloo and Waterloo Region and consistently delivers results for our community. Yes, more work needs to be done, but much has been accomplished including:

PROVEN RESULTS for TRANSPORTATION

  • Advancing Construction of Ira Needles Blvd widening to accommodate increased traffic growth and Costco
  • Realigning route of ION (LRT) through Uptown to maintain integrity and viability of our core
  • Participated in GRT Business Plans to increase investment and improve service in Waterloo and across the region
  • Supported initiatives and increased dollars to improve and build cycling infrastructure on regional roads
  • Created more transparency on delivery schedule for light rail cars from Bombardier

PROVEN RESULTS for GROWTH MANAGEMENT

  • Supporting the adoption of the Regional Official Plan limiting urban sprawl and protecting our countryside
  • Championing incentives to encourage over $2 billion of new growth in Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener

PROVEN RESULTS for FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Returning savings from garbage and recycling service changes back to the taxpayer to help reduce property tax increases
  • Chaired a service review process to determine more ways to cost effectively deliver services to tax payers
  • Led the initiative to put a cap on airport spending and link new spending to increased airline traffic
  • Chaired Development Charges Review committee that implemented new development charges that remain competitive but also pay for their greater share of growth

PROVEN RESULTS for ENVIRONMENT

  • Supporting changes to garbage and recycling pick up program and instituting weekly green bin pick up to save money, reduce organics in the landfill and extend the life of the landfill

PROVEN RESULTS for POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS

  • Championed the creation of over 2500 affordable housing units since 2001
  • Facilitated $57.6 million in home purchases through the Affordable Housing Ownership Project
  • Worked to increase local investments in special programs (community benefits) for the poor, in the face of provincial cutbacks
  • Supported a Public Health initiative and community consultation process to examine the feasibility of safe consumption sites and improved addiction counselling services to help alleviate the opioid crisis