I am a nurse. My job is to provide care for patients and give support for their families during most difficult and vulnerable situations.
I am a part-time instructor at Aurora College. I help students gain knowledge and skills to become responsible and effective health care provider to our community.
I am not a career politician but I feel the duty to give back to the community. I hear a calling to serve you in the community.
I hope Yellowknife will give me a chance to be a public servant.
Please vote for me on October 19. I would like to serve you as your City Councillor.
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Last year, Yellowknife has approved the plan to adopt the Housing First model to the city where the idea is to place a homeless person in a home rather than relying on a shelter with a five year plan to roll out the model. I support this initiative 100%, it is promising and Medicine Hat is a testimony to its success. If elected, I will cooperate with getting this implemented in the most efficient and effective manner. As a healthcare worker, I see frequent emergency room visits brought about by the effects of homelessness, a vicious cycle that is not only costly; the care extended to the homeless during the visits is only a temporary short-lived solution at the moment of care but not solving homelessness itself. This cycle has to stop by addressing this issue with the right, adequate, and appropriate solution. I will definitely follow-up on this if Yellowknife will give me a chance.
I am committed to listening to the voice of the majority. I believe in democracy, a government for the people and by the people. I encourage people to be more engaged in discussions that will help me make sound decisions for you who I represent. I will be your voice in the council.
If elected, I would like to propose dropping users fees for recreational facilities for targeted population- the seniors and youth. As someone who work in the health care sector, I see this as a way for better access to fitness programs available to these populations. The youth will be encouraged to make use of their time in more productive activities and a good way to take them out of the streets. I think that in the long run, we'll see more benefits than cost for the city producing healthier community and more responsible citizens. In the short term, to compensate for any revenue decrease, the city must be more responsible in spending, ensuring discretionary spending is minimized to a level where only the "must haves" are prioritized and the "nice to have" are closely scrutinized. Focus on core services- that is the priority. I agree that the budget must be closely reviewed to ensure taxpayers money is used wisely that will serve Yellowknifers. As residents of the North, we already suffer from very high cost of living; what we can do to alleviate the situation is one thing I would like to work on if elected. I am not cutting down all user fees for all city programs and services which are major sources of revenue for the city that would result in a deficit position.
I would like to say "Thank You" to all of you who sent me messages for lawn signs. I have yet to deliver them to many of you, do not think I have forgotten about you. From the beginning of this campaign, I am very much overwhelmed with warm support from all of you.
With the volume of request for lawn signs, I am greatly honoured and humbled by you knowing your willingness to have my name displayed on your lawn.
Looking forward to positive changes for a better Yellowknife.
On October 19, Vote Rommel Silverio for City Council!
The downtown core is not at its best and really needs improvement to be a better place to live, work and run a business. Improving the downtown core is definitely not a one-man mission. It needs the cooperation and participation of various sectors including government, residents, and other stakeholders.
As a concerned citizen, elected or not, I would like to see an increased policing visibility in the downtown area. I would like to see more police interacting with people downtown on the sidewalks, building relationships and increasing a feeling of security at the same time. The municipal leadership will need to work hand in hand with police and municipal enforcement to ensure effective policing practices throughout Yellowknife.
Homelessness is a major social issue affecting residents, workers, and businesses. I support the city’s continued participation in providing homelessness assistance; however, I also believe that the city lacks the resources to fully conquer this issue. I support initiatives and effective programs in partnership with the territorial government, not for profit organizations, and other agencies that will help homeless persons to overcome their circumstances such as transitory programs to employment, counseling, and rehabilitation.
To attract more investors, business owners and entrepreneurs should be able to establish and run their businesses with as little hassle as possible. One concrete item that would help with this, which is being proposed by Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere who is also running for council, is looking at implementing a land-based taxation system in downtown zoned lots from the current tax scheme focused on building value. This would encourage denser development in downtown and make it more affordable to do business there. I would like to cooperate with Marie and other Council members to make this a reality.
City hall should be able to make sound decisions to balance budgets so that businesses and residents don’t suffer from tax increases or increased user fees passed on to them to cover any budget shortfalls. This kind of balanced, long-term economic planning is necessary to ensure the necessary resources are available to put these initiatives within reach.
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Volunteers unselfishly contributed their time and effort to put some posters up on Thursday. Meanwhile, so many vehicles passing by honked their horns to show their support. Together, we can! Thank you very much!
It feels great to be back at Aurora College this week; not as a student but as a teacher. I am glad to see my professors who taught me in nursing and it's so wonderful - I now work with them as my colleagues. I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to teach students in learning laboratory skills in Nursing. By sharing knowledge and experience to the students, we partake in ensuring the next generation of health care workers acquire the necessary skills to contribute to the health of our community for years to come. Thank you Yellowknife for all these opportunities that allow me to give back to this community to the best of my ability.