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.