ROBERT KIRWAN - WARD 5
COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORKS (CAN)
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COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK
One of the best ways for a Councillor to remain connected with
the community is through the promotion and development of one or
two strong Community Action Network committees. Ward 5 should
have one for the Valley East part of the Ward and another for
the Sudbury portion. Both should be active and must count on the
support and assistance of their Councillor. One of my first
priorities if I am elected is to meet with the existing CANS and
find out what I can do to help them become stronger than ever.
When candidates say that they intend to keep in touch with their
constituents, it is necessary to identify a particular strategy.
For me there are a number of very specific initiatives that I
intend to pursue.
make sure that we have two strong Community Action Networks
in operation. One for Valley East and the other for the
Sudbury section of Ward 5.
I will make every attempt to revise
the Neighbourhood Playground Associations in Ward 5. That
means I will help organize public meetings in each
playground catchment area in order to see if we can find
volunteers willing to act as the driving force behind these
associations. I will also utilize the Playground
Associations to obtain feedback about what is needed in
order to improve the local neighbourhoods.
I will hold regular Town Hall
meetings at local schools or the public library and invite
residents to come out to discuss specific topics of concern.
My plan is to hold at least one of these town hall meetings
every three months.
I will continue communicate with the
residents of Ward 5 through Facebook and the internet.
People will always be able to get hold of me.
I will continue to host a weekly
radio show at Laurentian University and invite people to
call in with their concerns and opinions. These Radio Shows
will include special guests who will be able ot shed light
on some of the underlying principles behind the issues
facing City Council. The Radio Shows will be video taped and
archived so that people can access them on demand.
I will use You Tube to produce short
informational video explanations for my constituents similar
to what I have done with the issues on this web site.