A Look Back – Candidate Aldo DiCarlo on Equal Infrastructure In All Areas

From a reader in 2014:

Question 17. What will you do to ensure that citizens living outside of the historical core of Amherstburg receive the same quality municipal infrastructure and services? This means sidewalks, parks, multi-use trails, neighbourhood commercial and institutional uses.

2014 then-candidate Aldo DiCarlo

When planning municipal infrastructure and services, there has to be included the cost of providing these things to ALL citizens, yes ALL. To me at least, I don’t see how one can determine that one citizen should receive something that another doesn’t based on geographic location. Certainly there must be long term plans and funding put in place to achieve these services for all, but to discriminate against a group of citizens based on the location doesn’t seem right. I’ll bet if you ask, they’ll both say they should have those services. They all pay taxes for services, there must be a way to provide some form of services to all. An example I could give would be like the Texas Road issue I offered at question 9. Addressing Chad Barrette’s answer to this question, as the concession roads are repaved, extended paving and rumble strips on one side would help get cyclists off the main roadway. I don’t mean to say this is the answer to everything, different problems require different solutions with input from the relevant stakeholders. In this case, the stakeholders would include the citizens of the town…frankly, it should always include input from citizens, to some degree anyway.

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