INSPIRED BY DIFFERENCE.
“I feel compelled to enter this race and bring the voice of the average person to city hall. After reading about the available candidates in our ward I was reminded that nothing will change if new, outside people don’t step into the fray. City hall needs representation from someone who is not in the government world and brings a pragmatic private sector point of view to discussions.”
Jason Carter was born and raised in Edmonton with strong ties to the community. Attending high school and university in Edmonton. Working in and with the small business community through all the ups and downs we have seen in Edmonton over the last 30 yrs. He has managed companies through the good times and bad, learning the lessons about leadership and stewardship that help any group thrive and protect itself from market forces. He understands the lives of working people in Edmonton and over the years has employed hundreds of people. Open minded to new and better ways of doing things. His desire to make Edmonton a better city for everyone who lives here has been his mission in the private sector and his personal life. A different view of city management will be brought to Edmonton. Jason is not a bureaucrat or civil servant but a person who wants to get things done to improve the city for his family and yours.
A different view of city management will be brought to Edmonton
- Re-focus Council on core municipal responsibilities such as policing, infrastructure and public safety
- Improve fiscal responsibility. We need pragmatic spending that demonstrates clear value to Edmontonians – not aesthetic niceties best left to other stakeholders
- Streamline permit and business application process
- Take the City out of the developer role.
- Rebalance city staffing levels through attrition and clearer focus
- Freeze tax increases and fees. Our city has a spending problem not a revenue problem
- Repurpose Economic Development Edmonton into a one-stop resource for the business community
- End the City’s contradiction of allowing urban sprawl while promoting densification
- Prepare our city for the inevitable reduction in support from the province and federal government
- Improve our City’s business model to include ongoing cost transparency for all City projects, such as recreational centers, public transit and other major cost centres
- Renew our social contract. Projects to improve Edmontonians’ quality of life should be driven by Edmontonians.
- Our City Council and administration should be there to support citizen and corporate involvement – not to drive it.
- Support the Edmonton Police Service and develop a holistic, multi-stakeholder approach to solving the City’s complex social issues
RESULTS DRIVEN THINKING.
My name is Jason Carter and I’m a 50 year old lifelong Edmontonian. I work in the manufacturing industry with strong ties to the oil patch in Alberta.
THE PEOPLE MUST COME FIRST.
The bureaucratic class must be exposed to new models of thought that break from a fear and risk averse mindset and be allowed to express opinion without fear of career reprisals. My campaign and policies will be based on four principles, empathy, transparency, responsibility and efficiency.
If you have any advice or people that you think I should get in touch with it would be greatly appreciated. I’d love to share my views on the issues, taxes, transportation, safety, business development with anyone who has an interest in making Edmonton a better place to live.
Telephone: (780) 887-9700