T.H.R.I.V.E.'s Plans for 2022
Below you will see that we plan to delegate up to seven White Papers this year. We would like you to be an integral part of that process; please sign up to join a White Paper team!
It is equally important for residents to express their voice at Town Hall in support of matters that are good for our community, rather than just show up in objection. Remember, your positive voice is impactful and relevant in the decision-making process.
It is our hope that the concepts contained in the T.H.R.I.V.E White Papers become part of a real discussion during the fall election. This will create an opportunity for residents to decide what they support as well as what they don’t support. It is essential for candidates for all of the seven council positions to declare their position on these subjects. At that point democracy can take over and lead us toward making educated voting choices.
Our election is still seven months away; however, it’s not too soon to embrace the power of voting. Way too many of us don’t participate in our municipal election – a government level that critically impacts our lives daily. Come this fall …..VOTE!
Let’s all help Amherstburg really THRIVE!
We published and delegated three White Papers: Heritage, Open Air (“Streets are for People”) and Climate Change. We were delighted that Open Air was approved for 2022. The Town has agreed to partially fund the Climate Change recommendation re: tree plantings and we have already secured some public funding and hope for more. And we are hopeful that our current Council gets a Heritage Conservation District approved before their term expires in October.
And we always followed our five Foundational Principles: used evidence-backed data; mindful of international and domestic best practices; always followed the science; remained positive; and we were always transparent. When we launched T.H.R.I.V.E. and talked to each Council member we promised that we would adhere to those principles. And we have! We have done exactly what we said we would do.
So what’s planned for this year?
- Affordable Housing – Lead: Jasminka Kalajdzic
- Parking Minimums – Lead: Richard Peddie
- Arts & Culture – Lead: Lauri Brouyette
- Climate Change Phase 2 – Lead: Dr. Lisa Porter
- Active Transportation / Cycling – Lead: Dr. Tim O’Callahan
- Speed Limits – Lead: Richard Peddie
- Streets are for People Phase 2 – Lead: Lino Montemurri