I believe Cambridge needs to engage differently at the Regional level. In my opinion, the communication between the Region and our city needs improvement.
Regional councillors representing their community should be acutely aware of what their constituents need and want. I am interested in transparency and engagement. Whenever there is a contentious issue in front of us, technology can help us to open up forums for dialogue and debate. I will be highly accessible, responsive and responsible.
We need to identify and accept when it is beneficial to collaborate with the Region and recognize when we are competing as municipalities. We must then act accordingly, for the benefit of all. We are distinct communities and that is part of our regional charm. Let’s embrace and showcase our uniqueness.