Now that he’s been sworn in as Mayor, Bill Mauro wants Council to set its priorities quickly.
He feels they have to start their term by making good decisions for the people they represent.
“While we have four years together, I believe that to a large degree, it is in the next four months that we may define who we are as a group,” Mauro points out. “Budget is just around the corner, and it represents our first major test. The electorate will be watching.”
Mauro says Councillors need to focus on building the community and spend carefully.
“That means deciding, why don’t we have an indoor turf facility in 2018? That means narrowing our focus. Are we still pursuing an event centre and new hockey rink, or have we moved on from that for now?”
He adds they need to resist trying to be “all things to all people”, and remember the individual taxpayers who pay for Council’s decisions.