Life after the campaign has begun. As always, I have big dreams and ideas, but both feet firmly on the ground. I hope you'll share your ideas for how we can build better communities, and that we can grow those into something real that we can all share.
After the wine and cake (because every team deserves a celebration, no matter the outcome), I got right back to work. Day One featured a meeting with the Regent Park Neighbourhood Association, where I've jumped straight back in - sleeves rolled up, ready to work - to make change happen.
This week, we're hosting a meeting of residents to discuss what information our community's RFP consultation team needs to take with them when they go "in camera" again, to review the Phase 4 & 5 documents. I'm thinking about community benefits, of course, and how those can be structured to provide ongoing, post-construction employment. Long-term jobs, and careers. We also want to be sure we not only have all of the affordable housing we need, but we need to push for a streamlined, efficient system to move residents from their old homes to their new ones. And we'll be looking at the right questions to ask to ensure safety, community building, communications, and advocacy can flourish.
I'm looking forward to a bright future!