2018 Kevin Nichols

Charleswood - Tuxedo Ward

Kevin Nichols

Candidate Charleswood - Tuxedo

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A dog-friendly candidate, Kevin Nichols supports dedicated tax-based funding for dog parks and their designation as 'single-use'. See his comments below.

Platform: Nichols’ key priorities are spending on environmentally friendly initiatives, improving transportation, reducing municipal costs, policing and accountability.

Nichols would increase the transit fleet and only purchase electric busses. He also wants to replace some of the City's fleet vehicles with electric ones to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel and fluctuating gas prices. He would lower transit fees to $2 to increase ridership and ease the financial burden on those that depend on bus service; and widen streets where possible to accommodate cyclists. He would also increase the time for a yellow light, remove red light cameras, increase the number of “Do Not Walk” countdown timers, and replace yellow flashing crosswalk lights with red ones.

Nichols wants to eliminate the Executive Policy Committee. His view is all councillors should shoulder the responsibility of running the city equally without the expectation of extra pay. He would control costs and waste within the City, improve planning to minimize expropriation, utilize City staff instead of hiring consultants, and increase police presence in Charleswood in response to break ins, vehicle and property damage.

Nichols ran unsuccessfully in the Charleswood-Tuxedo ward in 2014 and as a Green candidate in the 2015 federal and 2016 provincial elections. He is the owner of a business that provides alternate energy solutions.

Q1: If elected, will you put forward and/or support a motion in Council to create a dedicated tax-supported capital fund for the creation of new dog parks and the upgrading of existing ones to comply with standards in the City of Winnipeg’s new Off-Leash Area Master Plan? Why or why not?
Q2: If elected, will you put forward and/or support a motion to designate off-leash areas as “single-use” parks where only those activities associated with off-leash dogs are permitted? Why or why not?