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Marchand Announces Community Livability Fund

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Matt Marchand for Mayor Campaign Announces Community Livability Fund – Up to $50 Million Over 10 Years

Today Mayoral Candidate Matt Marchand, after consultation with the community, announced that as part of his platform for Mayor, he will create and implement a Community Livability Fund for improved quality of life for residents and to attract and retain high quality, high paying jobs.

Vision: Fulfill Windsor’s economic potential by providing residents and current and future employers with a place to live that meets their needs.
Plan: Spend up to $50 million over 10 years in consultation with our community. We also need to tell our community’s story far and wide to update our perception.
Action: Create and implement the Community Livability Fund within first 200 days of taking office.

“As I’m meeting with people and hearing their ideas on how to make the city better, I’m finding there are two groups with overlap: Residents and Businesses. Residents want a city they can be proud of, that meets their needs for housing, a clean and safe Downtown core, outdoor gathering spots, and low-cost activities for families. Businesses want a livable city for their employees, a place they can bring investors, and an area where their employees can comfortably live, work, and raise a family,” said Marchand.

“If we want to attract and maintain the high paying jobs of tomorrow, we need to invest in our community today. The Community Livability Fund will seek input from leading experts and our community to maximize its benefit,” Marchand continued.

Items focused on in the Community Livability Fund could include:

  • Create and implement family-oriented and affordable activities and opportunities in all areas of the city.
  • Opportunities for community centres in Fontainebleau and Olde Sandwich Towne, among others.
  • Take advantage of our waterfront and parks, such as Calderwood Park, with more family activities and amenities.

This is the fourth in a series of policy platforms and ideas to be released between now and Election Day. The Marchand for Mayor Campaign is continuing to bring business, labour, and the community together to transform Windsor with new ideas and direction.