Vision: It is our vision – and community goal – that by 2022 we will significantly reduce homelessness, opioid addiction, and crime in Windsor.
Action: Immediately implement short-term solutions to address homelessness, addiction, and crime such as Meters for Change, Wheels of Change, Transitional Storage Lockers, neighbourbood and community improvement grants, increasing Windsor Police DIGS (Drugs and Gun Enforcement) Unit, and expanding COAST (Community Outreach and Support Team) program, among others, while working on medium- and long-term solutions. Allocate $1.5 million of up to $4 million for the Windsor 2022 strategy. Within the first 200 days, create Special Advisor to the Mayor and Council on Windsor 2022, and/or its successor.
Vision: Set the tone from the top and establish a culture of transparency and accountability.
Plan: Appoint an Independent Municipal Auditor General reporting to Council and the community with wide-ranging responsibilities including value for money, proper process for decision making, and purchasing by-laws and will cover all City entities such as Enwin, Adventure Bay, Windsor International Airport, land transactions, and others.
Action: Appointment to be made within first 100 days of taking office with an initial report made by the Independent Municipal Auditor General due within six months of appointment. This report will include measurable targets, timelines, and implementations scheduled, showing who is responsible and the deadline for each item.
Vision: Recognize cycling as a form of active transportation and recreation as well as create a cultural shift of restoring a true partnership with City Hall and the cycling community.
Plan: Make outdoor activities such as cycling and trail riding a priority by linking neighbourhoods and families with safe and effective cycling infrastructure for a healthy, livable, and vibrant community.
Vision: Fulfill Windsor’s economic potential by providing residents and current and future employers with a place to live that meets their needs.
Plan: Spend up to $50 million over 10 years in consultation with our community. We also need to tell our community’s story far and wide to update our perception.
Action: Create and implement the Community Livability Fund within first 200 days of taking office.
Vision: Reshape how City Hall and its affiliated companies operate to maximize fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability.
Capital projects, sports tourism initiatives, and discretionary projects will be subject to cost-benefit analysis by independent experts.
There will be due diligence for all City Hall contracts/RFPs and its affiliated companies, including financial and real estate transactions, to ensure best value for money and reliability.
The Independent Municipal Auditor General will review all Purchasing By-Laws and policies and procedures for City contracts and provide recommendations as needed.
Action: Implement new procedures within first 100 days of Independent Municipal Auditor General being in place.
Vision: Reform ENWIN.
Plan: Conduct a Value for Money Audit by the Auditor General for potential rate savings and transparency and make the findings public.
Action: Implement new procedures within first 200 days of Independent Municipal Auditor General being in place.
Additional areas to be considered by the Auditor General and the new Council for the reform of ENWIN:
Vision: Enhance the quality of life for citizens of Windsor for a more livable community by redirecting City spending to reflect community priorities.
Plan: Align Capital investment with community priorities.
Vision: Bring City Council closer to the people.
Plan: Initiate rotating City Council meetings, once a quarter for four meetings total per year, at different locations across the City.
Action: Implement rotating City Council meetings within the first 100 days of taking office.