“We can do better” – Candidate for City Councillor Ward 13 – Toronto – Center Caroline Murphy
In September, I wrote about why I was running to be your City Councillor for Ward 13 and since then, I have been out in our communities listening.
What I have heard is clear, we must and can do better and together we will do better. We want social inclusion and social cohesion and we want to be consulted and engaged in the things that directly impact our community.
We ALL care about safe streets, affordable living, value for our tax dollars, accountability, consultation, smart development and the environment. It has been clear; the worries are the same across the board but the solutions are nuanced to our unique community.
Much has changed over the 20+ years I have lived here and many promises have been made, but I have heard through your experiences and insights that we are not better off than we were before. We need leadership that really prioritizes community safety, addresses the affordability crisis at its roots, puts the environment first, champions local businesses and residents and rebuilds Ward 13 as a place of opportunity for all.
We must ensure city hall is spending our tax money appropriately, we need to increase the percentage that stays in Toronto and the city needs to stop talking about affordable housing; instead build it itself. We have to invest in a sustainable infrastructure and we deserve to feel safe.
More than ever before, I want to roll up my sleeves, work with you and for you and become a leader that helps to rebuild Toronto Centre as the heart of a truly world class city. The more I have listened, the more I believe we really cannot afford more of the same, soundbites, empty promises and lack of true progression for all.
I humbly request your trust and on October 24th, your vote – with me – your Voice Does Matter and I am listening.
Thank you – carolinemurphy.ca