Community Consultation

Throughout my previous terms of Council and during the last four years, people have repeatedly told me that they want more consultation and open communication with their elected officials.
I have and continue to run on a platform of transparency and accountability, as well as an inclusive community that allows every citizen to play a meaningful role in the affairs of the city.
I have consistently applied these guiding principles, and as Mayor I will continue to strengthen the consultation progress to include:
  • An open door policy
  • At least 2 town hall meetings per year
  • Work to re-establish a radio talk-show
  • Work with the community TV programs to establish a televised Mayor’s Hot Line of at least 1 hour per month called “Be Frank with Frank”
  • Be open and receptive to suggestions from the public
  • While Council is elected to make decisions, there may be circumstances when plebiscites on major decisions and projects that affect the community, make sense. The City of Thunder Bay has used them many times in the past and I support such democratic process where appropriate (e.g. develop criteria of tax dollars being spent that would require a plebiscite, for example I would have supported one for the Event Centre).