Steven Del Duca has gained a vital endorsement in his campaign to be mayor of Vaughan.
Current Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, who is not seeking re-election, is throwing his assist to Del Duca, who has formerly represented the space as an MPP.
Vaughan has been remodeled above his previous 12 yrs as mayor with a new healthcare facility, university, downtown core, 900-acre park and 70,000 a lot more jobs, Bevilacqua mentioned.
“Steven, offered his encounter and his willingness to provide, will be in a position to remain on the same route and which is, I consider, the way we’re likely to construct the prospective of our town,” he said.
Del Duca, a former Ontario Liberal chief and minister of transportation, will launch his platform for the Oct. 24 election on Thursday, which he claims follows on accomplishments that he and Bevilacqua labored collectively to reach for Vaughan.
The candidate is vowing to keep assets taxes reduced, locate techniques to offer monetary reduction for vulnerable inhabitants, champion the Vaughan Edge exertion to draw in organizations and jobs to the metropolis, improve green spaces and path devices, and indication the Vaughan Accord to work constructively as a council.
“I’ve been all over this local community for more than 30 a long time and prior to 12 many years back, prior to Maurizio arriving on the scene as mayor, we went via a little bit of a tough trip as a neighborhood — we experienced a problem internally, a minor bit of chaos, a large amount of terrible publicity. Over the past 12 a long time, we have watched as that is been turned around,” Del Duca said. “I assume what the people of this group are searching for is continued balance and ongoing thoughtfulness in phrases of the leadership at metropolis hall.”
Targeted visitors gridlock is a major priority in the metropolis, and Del Duca claims to direct a regional marketing campaign to decrease truck targeted visitors on Hwy. 7 by moving it to Hwy. 407, developing critical roadway hyperlinks and advocating for the Yonge North Subway Extension.
Longtime Vaughan Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco, Parveen Bola, Danny DeSantis, Paul Donofrio, Robert Gulassarian and Lino Mancinella are also jogging to be the future Vaughan mayor.