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MEET THE CANDIDATES: Ward 3, June Hofland

'Guelph needs strong, experienced representatives who know how to build a diverse, resilient and prosperous city, support strong, vibrant neighbourhoods and care for our environment'
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June Hofland.

GuelphToday asked those running for city council in the Oct. 22 municipal election to supply a brief biography and outline their platform and/or why they are running.

THE PERSON: June was born and raised in Guelph and lives in Ward 3, where she and her husband Peter have spent 25 years renovating their home and garden.

June spent most of her professional career in the banking industry. She has the proven skills to analyze the numbers and an indepth understanding of the city finances. She built a thriving Wellness Centre in downtown Guelph, which she sold in 2012. Having owned a small business for 12 years she understands the challenges of operating a small business.

Peter and June have operated a local renovation company for over 30 years.

June believes Guelph needs strong, experienced representatives who know how to build a diverse, resilient and prosperous city, support strong, vibrant neighbourhoods and care for our environment.

She is a well-known advocate for people living in poverty and is passionate about creating a city where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.  

June has always championed transit, helping to implement the affordable bus pass. Being an active seasonal cyclist, she believes Guelph needs to be a place where a well-connected transportation system includes reliable transit, biking, walking and an abundance of trails.

June is an experienced leader with a strong commitment to work with community partners in transitioning to a low- carbon and climate-resilient city.

In the upcoming months, there will be a lot of passionate discussion on issues affecting Ward 3 and the greater community.  June is committed to running a positive campaign and happy to participate in thoughtful debate.

In an effort to solicit your views on issues, June will continue the campaign tradition of knocking on doors throughout Ward 3 this fall.

www.junehofland.ca

THE PLATFORM: A growing community like Guelph needs representatives who know how to build a diverse, resilient and prosperous city, support strong, vibrant neighbourhoods and care for our environment. My commitments to our community include:

Building a diverse, resilient and prosperous city

  • Make it easier for small businesses to succeed

  • Work with community partners to create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to thrive

  • Continue leadership in demonstrating good financial management and value for taxes

  • Keep up the momentum in revitalizing Downtown Guelph - the heart of the city – to provide an economic climate that supports increased business investments

  • Committed to breaking ground on a modern downtown community library

Supporting strong, vibrant neighbourhoods

  • Connect our community with an efficient, reliable bus system and encourage active transportation with well-maintained bike and walking trails

  • Invest in arts and recreation for all ages and income levels

  • Support development that is compatible with existing neighbourhoods

  • Pursue an abundance of affordable housing, both rental and owned

  • Improve access to affordable, healthy food for everyone

Caring for our environment

  • Work with the community and partners in all sectors to conserve energy and minimize/reuse waste

  • Plan for healthy parks, community gardens and public gathering spaces

  • Protect our natural heritage system and water resources

  • Continue with a proactive tree maintenance program

  • Commitment to work with community partners in transitioning to a low- carbon and climate-resilient city



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