As a business owner in this city, I know what it takes to be economically resilient. I will take that experience and use it at city hall. We cannot underestimate the role of Calgary's small business - they are 95% of the business in this city - a testament that we are a city of innovators and entrepreneurs. Small businesses provide services and amenities for local residents, add to safe streets and ensure vibrant communities. In the future, local businesses will play a large role in supporting environmental initiatives by reducing carbon emissions and waste. This ward needs a city councillor that will recognize and foster this. I am that person.
I am an economically-driven, fact-based decision maker. I understand the vital importance of financial leadership. It's the root of how we plan, how we invest, and how we grow inclusively. Our economic growth is paramount to the success of this city more than ever before. We need a city councillor with real life and relevant experience on city council. I know how to balance a budget while continuing to make investments. I have done it for my own business and I will do it for you at city hall.
City Councillors work for their residents. They are in service to the momentum and potential as citizens, as economic drivers, as families and as communities. I understand that because I live here, I work here, and I am raising a family here. City Council is the place that emboldens community and creates opportunity. I will go to City Council and work for the residents of the ward. I will be your advocate and champion, and I will work tirelessly to be a source of strength and stability in our city council.