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Sheena Hughes

Platform 2017

Fiscal Responsibility Implementing Smart Budgets A dedicated record of delivering improved value for our tax dollars. I ask the tough questions that improve accountability and city performance. I pledge to continue this level of scrutiny and diligence to keep tax increases under 1.5% annually. Brought forward and supported motions each year to reduce the taxes without compromising service levels. I pledge to continue this dedication to ensure value for your tax dollars. Stood up against the substantial hidden tax increase that occurred through our utility rates.  I will continue to take action to restore the funding model to save families $150 per year on their water bills. Persistent in improving accountability and challenging unnecessary spending, such as the painted roads and sidewalks, and the unneeded $5 million roundabout road. Support the use of the internal auditor to improve efficiency and accountability. Continue to encourage realistic and affordable solutions to city challenges, such as my proposal of a library space solution for under a million dollars within St. Albert Place as an alternative to the $20 million library branch.
Sound Planning Realistic Plans for Future Growth Continue to respect and involve residents in our planning processes. I championed an improved public hearing process to provide greater resident input in council decision making. Collaborate with downtown businesses to develop affordable and realistic solutions for the downtown core, which would allow millions currently planned for the downtown to be redirected to local neighbourhood improvements. Stood up to council transportation planning decisions that will both increase traffic congestion on St. Albert Trail and city transit costs.  Will continue to encourage real solutions to address the traffic issues across the city. Support a complete transit and route review to improve efficiency and services.
Community Preserving Our Character Committed to safeguarding the city’s small town character with a dedication to greenspaces despite regional government pressure to force densification beyond market demand. Dedicated to preserving our parks and greenspaces and protecting our designated parkspace from development. Improve traffic enforcement within school zones. Encourage the expansion of community gardens in local neighbourhoods to maximize the potential of underutilized areas.
St. Albert City Council
Understands Your Priorities
© All rights reserved 2017.

Platform 2017

Sound Planning Realistic Plans for Future Growth Continue to respect and involve residents in our planning processes. I championed an improved public hearing process to provide greater resident input in council decision making. Collaborate with downtown businesses to develop affordable and realistic solutions for the downtown core, which would allow millions currently planned for the downtown to be redirected to local neighbourhood improvements. Stood up to council transportation planning decisions that will both increase traffic congestion on St. Albert Trail and city transit costs.  Will continue to encourage real solutions to address the traffic issues across the city. Support a complete transit and route review to improve efficiency and services.
Community Preserving Our Character Committed to safeguarding the city’s small town character with a dedication to greenspaces despite regional government pressure to force densification beyond market demand. Dedicated to preserving our parks and greenspaces and protecting our designated parkspace from development. Improve traffic enforcement within school zones. Encourage the expansion of community gardens in local neighbourhoods to maximize the potential of underutilized areas.
Sheena Hughes
St. Albert City Council
Understands Your Priorities
Fiscal Responsibility Implementing Smart Budgets A dedicated record of delivering improved value for our tax dollars. I ask the tough questions that improve accountability and city performance. I pledge to continue this level of scrutiny and diligence to keep tax increases under 1.5% annually. Brought forward and supported motions each year to reduce the taxes without compromising service levels. I pledge to continue this dedication to ensure value for your tax dollars. Stood up against the substantial hidden tax increase that occurred through our utility rates.  I will continue to take action to restore the funding model to save families $150 per year on their water bills. Persistent in improving accountability and challenging unnecessary spending, such as the painted roads and sidewalks, and the unneeded $5 million roundabout road. Support the use of the internal auditor to improve efficiency and accountability. Continue to encourage realistic and affordable solutions to city challenges, such as my proposal of a library space solution for under a million dollars within St. Albert Place as an alternative to the $20 million library branch.