Platform in English

Rory Ring Platform Will Deliver More Jobs, Lower Taxes, Better Quality of Life
Sault Residents Deserve New Leadership, Stronger Community

I am excited about the great potential of our city. The hope and opportunity that our campaign and our platform can deliver will make a very real and positive difference in the lives of Sault residents.

I have personally spoken with over 6,000 residents of Sault Ste. Marie to develop a vision for the future that represents you, the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie. A vision that is based on action, not more studies, consultants, or committees. A vision that puts you the citizens at the very center of the way the city is run and delivers to you the services and opportunities that you deserve while making our community more affordable.

It comes down to bold, innovative and visionary leadership. 

More Jobs, More Jobs Filled

Making our City Investment Ready:

  • Take Action to Resolve Shortage of Serviced Industrial Land 
  • Fast-Track New Development
  • Cut Red Tape to Support Business 
  • Expand our Skilled Workforce in Partnership with Stakeholders, Employment Service Providers, Sault College and Algoma University

Bring Jobs to Sault Ste. Marie:

  • Work With Senior Levels of Government to Support an Environmentally Responsible Plan to Bring Noront Resources Ltd. Jobs to our City
  • Leverage Local Industry to Attract Their Customers and Suppliers to Set-Up Plants and Distribution in Sault Ste. Marie
  • Compete for Manufacturing Plants That Have Been Going to Other Cities
  • Lobby for Decentralization of Provincial and Federal Jobs to Sault Ste. Marie
  • Make the Sault a Tourist Destination Through Strategic Investment and Partnerships

Stronger Support for Local Businesses:

  • Create a ‘Sault Ste. Marie First’ Purchasing Policy  
  • Improve Service Delivery – Create a Citizen Centred Culture
  • Expand On-line Services – City Transit App / Where is my Snow Plow App
  • Revitalize Downtown and offer Free Parking in Downtown (Currently the City loss is over $100,000 annually)

Lower Taxes

Four Year Tax Freeze:

  • Residential Property Taxes Frozen for Term of Council 
  • Small Business Tax Reform  
  • Implement 4-Year Budget Process to Save Money
  • Ensure Neighbouring Communities Pay Their Fair Share
  • Reduce and Restrict Consultant Costs 

Adopt Best Practices:

  • Thoroughly Review Other Cities Delivery of Services
  • Benchmark to Similar Communities
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators to Improve Services

Quality of Life

  • Ensure Seniors Get the Services They Deserve
  • Enhance the Boardwalk, Marina and Hub Trail 
  • Replace the McMeeken Arena
  • Take Action on Derelict Properties – Former Hospital, Brewery, Gateway Site and More
  • Take Action on Local Housing Needs
  • Improve Community Safety and Support our Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics