Thank You St. Albert

Thank you St. Albert for once again placing your trust in me and returning me to the office of Councillor for another 4 year term. While an election is always a team effort, I do need to thank a few people as without their help, I would not have had the wisdom, understanding or stamina…

Comments to the Chamber of Commerce Election Forum

Last evening, I had the privilege to speak at the Chamber of Commerce’s All Candidate Election Forum. The format provided each candidate for Council with three minutes to state their message.  For those of you who were unable to attend, my comments are noted below. If past behaviour is the best predictor of future performance,…

Testimonials – Heartfelt Support from St. Albertans!

Going door to door during this campaign has been a wonderfully encouraging experience as individuals in all areas of St. Albert have spoken words of support for my campaign.  They believe in my  vision of growth for our community and my commitment to fulfill my calling to Council with integrity, dedication and sound judgment.  To…

Interview with John Carle, with The Community of St. Albert Facebook Page

Today, I was  privileged to have candid discussions with residents of St. Albert, who generously shared their time to ask the questions that are in the minds of voters as we head into the upcoming election.   I am thankful for the honest feedback;  open dialogue is what makes our community remarkable. Recently, I met…

Solid Waste – St. Albert’s Commitment to Environmental Excellence

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gaylord Nelson Protecting the environment is high on the list of priorities for residents of St. Albert.  It deserves support and our City has been recognized for some of…

Fiscal Responsibility – More than a Zero Per Cent Tax Increase – Part 2

The best predictor of future performance is past accomplishments.  In my previous post, I suggested that true fiscal responsibility requires the wisdom to balance funding requests with the capacity of citizens to absorb a municipal tax increase. Council needs to have a clear picture of future infrastructure needs and costs associated with quality of life…

Fiscal Responsibility – More than a Zero Percent Tax Increase! – Part 1

Just what is fiscal responsibility? We hear this term bantered about so often and never more than during an election.  Especially this one.   All candidates will talk about the need to be fiscally responsible.  To some, fiscal responsibility means “no tax increases”.    The corresponding economic theory is that government doesn’t create wealth.  Only business growth…

Campbell Road Transit Center – Today – for Tomorrow

The Campbell Road Transit Centre must be built now to meet current and future needs.  And to provide up to 1600 park and ride stalls. Why can’t extra parking stalls be located in and around the current Village Tree Transit Center site?  Then the City could forego the expense of the Campbell Road Transit Center….

Days Worth Celebrating!

The last couple of summer days here in St. Albert have been nothing short of spectacular. Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a light breeze all come together to create those great days in Alberta that are worthy of celebrating. I love my community of St. Albert for a host of reasons but on days like…