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Richard Bruce

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Name: Richard Bruce

Address:  1 White Rock Place

Emailowl12@mymts.net

Phone: 204-724-3174 

Occupation:  Volunteer

Why Are You Running for City Council?

I am running for Councillor in Ward 1 because it is something that I have wanted to do for some time.  The reason that I am running in Ward 1 is threefold;

a)    it is an open ward and I like my Councillor Shawn Berry

b)   I know a lot of people in the ward, and

c)    my work life and volunteering has provided me with skills that will assist me in meeting the challenges of advocating for the people who live in the Ward.

 In speaking with the residents of the Ward there have been some reoccurring issues:

a)    traffic on 18th street, Braecrest Drive, Knowlton Drive, and Kirkcaldy Drive

b)   the wish to return to having the Wards named and not numbered

c)    need for cross walks on Kirkaldy Drive, and

d)   the need to help the panhandlers who frequent the Coral Centre.

 I believe that a Councillor’s first responsibility is to those who live in the Ward and their second responsibility is to participate in a thoughtful, collaborative, meaningful way at the Council table. If I am successful the Ward should see a more responsive City in meeting the Ward and City needs.