Why I am running for City Council
My name is Steven Petric. I am running for city council in Ward 3 in the municipal elections scheduled for October 22nd 2018.
I believe Guelph is an incredible community with so much to offer every one of us. It’s time that we all have a bigger voice in making that happen. We need more perspectives that accurately represent the population of our city, and I want to do that by listening to you. I want to represent all people who live here and do what I can to make every voice count in our city government.
There has been a lot of negativity in politics lately and I don’t think it has to be that way. We are better than that. Building relationships with all people is important to me. I believe in the value of community engagement and will encourage and facilitate positive conversations that produce meaningful results.
We need to challenge the status quo in ways that are innovative, involving a collaborative approach aimed at finding compromise and/or consensus. We can work together & communicate with one another in progressive, significant ways to create outcomes that will have long term benefits for Ward 3 and our city.
There are 140,000 different voices in Guelph. Each one has a different opinion, viewpoint, background and experience. I am only one voice. My personal views will be a small part of my decision-making process. Members of Council are elected to serve and represent the community as a whole and that is what I will do. We can have people who will listen and learn from you, from city staff, from other councillors, and from other places far and wide.
I want us to take that information and work hard together to build consensus and/or find compromise on the critical issues we face as a city. That is what a good City Councillor does because Every Voice Counts in Guelph – Our community depends on it.
Most importantly, I promise to work tirelessly for everyone in Ward 3 as a full-time councillor, being open and accessible as much as possible to represent our Ward at City Hall.
I thank you for your support!