My name is Salah ELSAADI, a proud resident of Ottawa for 33 years. I have been living in Riverside South for the past 18 years where my wife and I are raising our two beautiful children.
As a local businessman and a former chairman of a business improvement area (BIA) in Ottawa where I served for two terms, I have experience working with all levels of government to help deliver results.
I am running to help make our community a better place for our families and children. Having followed the last term of city council, I'm concerned about the future of our city. We need to restore transparency, accountability and trust at City Hall.
Riverside South and Findlay Creek are vibrant, active communities that are some of the fastest growing communities in Ottawa, yet the city has failed to keep up with the services required for our new neighbours.
My priority for ward 22 includes the development of a new recreational facility to serve residents of Riverside South and Findlay Creek, ensure a healthy and promising future for our children. And when we talk about a healthy future, we’re talking about protecting our green spaces and whenever possible, expanding them without forgetting the necessity to strengthen transportation by making it more accessible, affordable and reliable. Improve local transit, including more buses as well as LRT station for Findlay Creek and Riverside South.
Our local infrastructure needs to be improved like the long overdue widening of Bank Street south of Leitrim. I will insure to get our fair share of infrastructure, low municipal taxes and advocate for smarter growth and development.
Neighbourhood safety of the residents has to be a highest priority. We need a stronger police presence in our community and I will work with my colleagues to ensure a new South police station is back on the agenda for the next term of council.
I believe with my experience and leadership, I can be an effective councillor. I am calling upon the community to help and support me because great projects can only be achieved when we all work together.
Together we can make a difference.
On October 24, please vote for Salah ELSAADI