Welcome, candidates! Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Questions here are a mix of ones generated by the Happy City team and by the public after a call for suggestions. Your answers will be posted, without edits, on our "St. John's Votes" website and distributed through Happy City's social media feeds. If you have any questions, contact admin@happycity.ca
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What is your full name? *

 
What role are you running for? If it's a ward councillor position, please specify which ward. *

 
If you are currently on council, or have served previously, how many years in total have you served?

 
What phone number and email address can voters use to reach you? *

 
What is the address of your campaign website?

 
What are your campaign social media handles, if any?(Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat/etc)

 
Please provide a brief bio (750 characters max) *

 
Why did you decide to run for office? *

 
What do you think makes St. John's unique or special?

 
If you were elected, do you plan to hold another paid job while serving on Council? If so, what would it be and how will you divide your time? *

 
What changes or initiatives would you advocate for at Council?

 
What, to you, is the most important kind of decision City Council makes?

 
If you're running for an at-large councillor position, deputy mayor, or mayor, please answer the following questions:

 
Increasing density and mixed uses are priorities in the new municipal plan. Where would you like to see more density in St. John’s?

 
Without a ward responsibility, at-large councilors have more space to focus on specific issues. Do you have one issue you would like to prioritize?

 
Have you been out canvassing? If so, what are the priorities you’re hearing most loudly?

 
If you're running for a ward position, please answer the following questions:

 
Do you live in the Ward?

 
If you had a whole day off to spend in your ward relaxing, what would you do?

 
What could Council do to make your ward a better place?

 
Have you been out canvassing in the ward? If so, what are the priorities you’re hearing most loudly?

 
Increasing density and mixed uses are priorities in the new municipal plan. Where would you like to see more density in your ward?

 
How do you think your ward will change during the next Council term?

 
What would you like to see included in the new Regional Plan?

 
What, if anything, would you want done to establish better communications between citizens and developers before development is proposed?

 
How would you use the "Engage!" process and system?

 
In your opinion, what are the three best decisions the outgoing Council has made, and why?

 
In your opinion, what are the three worst decisions the outgoing Council has made, and why?

 
Quick-response round – in 100 Characters or less, what is your position on?

 
Creating a regional government

 
Amalgamation with surrounding municipalities

 
Making City Council a full-time job

 
The mail-in ballot system

 
The new Municipal Plan

 
Grants to community and arts organizations

 
City employee salaries

 
Creating more bicycle infrastructure

 
Increasing public transit service

 
Corporate and union donations to candidates

 
How often do you use the following ways to get to work or errands?

 
Walking


 
Riding the bus


 
Biking


 
Driving


 
Please rank the level of attention you think council should pay to each of these transportation modes in the coming term (1 = most important, 5 = least). Our survey system won't let us force you, but no tie rankings allowed :-)

 
Driving

 
Public transit

 
Walking

 
Cycling

 
Other (Please describe, and give a ranking)

 
What could the City government do to make St. John’s a healthier place to live?

 
What changes need to happen to have more diversity in age, gender, race, and life experience on Council?

 
Thank you taking the time to complete this survey. Our volunteer team will notify you as soon as your answers are posted! Please send a high-resolution headshot to admin@happycity.ca to add to it.

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