I want a mayor that will push for enforcement of bylaws. Get these tents out of our parks, for, example. Either push for supportive and equitable housing
solutions to care for our most vulnerable, or send in the boots
. Either way, clear the parks, the status quo of two dozen squats in Allan Gardens is unacceptable. Who’s the best candidate to achieve this?
Climenhaga would count as semi-credible on the back of her '08 run, as well.
Sarah Climenhaga is a community activist who previously ran in the 2018 municipal election, where she placed sixth
with 4,765 votes. She also ran in the 2019 federal election
as a Green Party candidate for the Toronto — St Paul’s riding, where she placed fourth with 6.8 percent
of the vote. Climenhaga has worked
for organizations like the World Wildlife Fund and Cycle Toronto in the past. In 2018, she cited safe streets
as her biggest passion and said her decision to get involved in municipal politics was based in part in her advocacy work with groups like TTC riders and the St. Clair Right of Way Initiative for Public Transport. If elected, Climenhaga wants to implement a park ambassador program to address encampments, reconsider
the city’s relationships with ride-sharing apps like Uber, and introduce participatory budgeting
, which, according to The Local survey responses, she sees as a way to depolarize municipal politics and let residents to vote on city spending “rather than only getting to have their voice heard once every four years.” She has also expressed interest in ending vaccine mandates
to “let individuals make decisions about individual health.”