I believe the democratic process should not be limited only to elections.
The democratic process should exist during all periods of the tenure of our elected and appointed officials.
Elected officials of any government level should strive to create opportunities for citizens to share their feedback and give input regarding issues of concern to the community. Creating opportunities for communication also allows the elected official opportunity to explain and give further information regarding factors involved in decision making on specific issues.
As a City Councillor, I pledge to the residents of Dartmouth and the HRM, to create a regularly scheduled Community Forum to allow community members to congregate and share information and ideas.