Paul Bolger

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Personal Information

Name:  Paul Bolger

Address:  Conestogo

Date of birth:  1963

Occupation:  Accountant (CPA, CMA 1991)

Related experience:  None

Tell voters about yourself

See my "about" section.

It is not about me, it is about all of us.

The taxpayers of Township of Woolwich.

Questions


What is your motivation for running in this election?

To advocate for accountability, transparency, and clarity with everything the township does for its stakeholders (taxpayers).

More communication, more action, less bureaucracy.

360° feedback via Stakeholder advisory panels, that invokes change to how ToW provides core services and address the needs of the stakeholders that are within Township control.

What is likely to be the most pressing issue on council’s agenda in the next four years?

Planning and Development – open and welcoming process to get things built (commercial / industrial new/addition to existing, agricultural, etc).

Housing (Affordable housing, multi-res, second residences on properties, etc.

Expansion of town/village boundaries or use of surplus land, lands on roads with existing services (gas/water/hydro) via in-fill severances.

What issue would you like to make a priority on that agenda?

See above.

If you had the chance to make one change to make life better in the municipality, what would it be?

Investment in core services to ensure that everyone in the municipality has access to affordable housing, healthcare, education, and a safe community.

This comes at a cost but, absolutely, worth the investment.

Public/private partnerships – lets be creative in this future development.

What is the most important spending priority for the municipality?

See above.

Voter turnout is historically low for municipal elections. Why should people care? Why should they get involved, if only just to show up to cast a vote?

It matters, if not for you, for your children and grandchildren.