candidate for kitchener ward 3

Matthew Griffin

ABOUT ME

IT IS MY HONOUR TO BE RUNNING AS A CANDIDATE FOR WARD 3 OF KITCHENER CITY COUNCIL. AS A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF WATERLOO REGION AND OF KITCHENER ITSELF FOR THE LAST DECADE, I HAVE SEEN OUR CITY AND OUR REGION EVOLVE AND GROW.AS TIME HAS CHANGED, SO HAVE WE. BUT NOW IS THE TIME FOR ACTION AS WE ARE EXPERIENCING CHANGES THAT WILL IMPACT OUR CITY FOR A LONG TIME. AS YOUR COUNCILLOR, I WANT TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN KITCHENER CAN HAVE A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS LIFE. WITH YOUR VOTE, WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.

HIGHLIGHTS

- SERVED IN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS FOR ST. TERESA PARISH IN ELMIRA FOR OVER 20 YEARS, INCLUDING SERVING AS CHAIRMAN FOR THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FROM 2011-2015- SERVED AS A MENTOR FOR DISABLED YOUTH AND AS A MENTAL DISABILITY ADVOCATE FOR WATERLOO REGION FAMILY NETWORK FROM 2011-2017- SERVED AS A VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES BASED IN WHISTLER- PARTICIPATED IN VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT FOR MCMASTER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN HAMILTON FROM 2016-2020- WAS A MEMBER OF THE JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE FOR SECURIT ARCHIVES IN CAMBRIDGE FROM 2013-2015

MY PLATFORM

INDUSTRY- REVITALIZATION OF THE MANUFACTURING, TRADES AND BLUE COLLAR SECTORS THROUGH REZONING AND ALLOCATION OF LAND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ASSOCIATED BUSINESSES
- REPURPOSING OF DEVELOPED LAND IN EXISTING INDUSTRIAL LAND THAT IS BEING UNDERUTILIZED FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL BUSINESSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED SECTORS
- OFFERING INCENTIVES FOR START UPS LOOKING TO ESTABLISH NEW INDUSTRIES IN THE CITY
BUSINESS OPERATIONS- ESTABLISHMENT OF BY-LAWS THAT REQUIRE ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES, ESPECIALLY IN THE RETAIL SECTOR TO TAKE GREATER MEASURES TO SECURE THEIR PROPERTY
- CREATE INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS WHO ARE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORT STAFFED TO HIRE PEOPLE WHO ARE CURRENTLY LIVING IN SHELTERS AND THE BETTER TENT CITY
ENVIRONMENTAL- CREATE A BY-LAW THAT REQUIRES PROPERTY OWNERS INCLUDING HOME AND BUSINESS OWNERS TO REMOVE LITTER ON THEIR PROPERTIESTRANSPORTATION- COLLABORATE WITH THE PROVINCIAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS FOR THE CREATION OF A DIRECT GO TRANSIT LINK TO HAMILTON AND THE ADDITION OF WEEKEND TRAIN SERVICE TO TORONTO
- PROVIDE SAFETY BARRIERS ON ROADS WITH BIKE SPECIFIC LANES
CIVICS- CREATE A PLATFORM FOR GREATER AWARENESS OF LOCAL HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE TO ENSURE OBJECTIVE CONTEXT
- DISCONTINUE CURRENT REDEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR THE SCHNEIDERS FACTORY PLOT AND REPLACE WITH A CIVICS PROJECT

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO HELP PROMOTE MY CAMPAIGN, CONTACT ME BY E-MAIL, PHONE OR MESSAGING ME. LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO DO SOMETHING AMAZING FOR OUR CITY.

PHONE:226-792-4218 (CELL)
519-896-0607 (ALTERNATE)