8 strong promises

 

Participatory Budgeting

 

 

Create 7 neighbourhood councils that would act under the leadership of municipal councillors in targeted districts. Citizens would be able to express their opinions, needs, and present their projects. These committees would be given a participatory budget of 300 000$ each.

 

 

Smart Payment

 

Allow for the payment of residential property tax to be made in multiple installments through automatic banking, and at a reduced interest rate.

 

Animals

 

Modify the law governing animals to cancel obligatory microchipping. Cancel the annual license fee for cats and replace it with a permanent license. Ensure that cats wearing collars can roam through neighbouring yards without being considered a nuisance.

 

Free Buses

 

Provide a free bus service to Laval students aged 17 to 25 undertaking full-time post-secondary education while maintaining service gratuity for citizens aged 65 and over.

 

Tax Freeze

 

End the over-taxation of Laval citizens by declaring a total freeze on residential property tax for the duration of the four-year mandate. This freeze will be in place as long as the rate of inflation is inferior to 3%.

 

Priority: Neighbourhoods

 

 

Prioritize life within Laval’s neighbourhoods by improving, renovating and developing the infrastructure dedicated to leisure, sporting and cultural activities as well as multipurpose community centers (indoor pools, arenas, multipurpose rooms, indoor and outdoor multisport spaces, etc ) all the while saving space for the elderly.

 

 

Tax Credit

 

 

Return the 10 million dollars retrieved from theft and corruption to citizens’ pockets through a special credit program on residential property tax in 2018.

 

Plantation d’arbres

Investir dans la santé de notre ville par la plantation de 60 000 arbres en quatre ans tout en améliorant l’esthétique de nos grands boulevards; objectif de canopée de 30 %.

Neighbourhood Life

“Because it all Begins in our Neighbourhoods”

Neighbourhood Councils and Participatory Budgets

Create 7 neighbourhood councils that would act under the leadership of municipal councillors in targeted districts. Citizens would be able to express their opinions, needs, and present their projects. These committees would be given a participatory budget of 300 000$ each.

Infrastructure in Proximity

Prioritize life within Laval’s neighbourhoods by improving, renovating and developing the infrastructure dedicated to leisure, sporting and cultural activities as well as multipurpose community centers (indoor pools, arenas, multipurpose rooms, indoor and outdoor multisport spaces, etc ) all the while saving space for the elderly.

Free Play

Instate “Free Play Streets” in neighbourhoods when appropriate, allowing our children to play outside safely.

Homes of Culture

Give the Maison des Arts de Laval two new Cultural Homes in the Eastern and Western parts of the city to provide greater access to citizens and artists.

Mobility

“Efficient Movement for a City Moving Forward”

Free Buses

Render the OPUS STL card free for Laval students aged 17 to 25 undertaking post-secondary education full-time while maintaining its gratuity for citizens aged 65 and over.

Road Safety

Improve the budget dedicated to the reduction of traffic congestion in 2018-2019. Improve the comfort and efficiency of public transport, namely on the East-West axis (express buses, carpooling, a sharing economy).

Maximization of Reserved Lanes

Maximize the use of reserved lanes within the transit network by allowing access to carpoolers and hybrid or electric cars and by eliminating the obligation to turn right.

Cycling

 

Improve the cycling experience by ensuring that bike paths are connected throughout the cycling network. Increase the length of the network by 120 km in 4 years, including bicycle stations with services such as sheltered areas, pumps, etc.

Winter Parking

Reduce the period in which parking is prohibited to 5 months, from December 1st to April 30th, and improve the hours available for parking.

Public Transport

Examine the possibility of offering free public transport (buses) outside of rush hour for citizens of Laval.

Services to Citizens

«  Interacting for Better Service »

Rules Governing Animals

Modify the law governing animals to cancel obligatory microchipping. Cancel the annual license fee for cats and replace it with a permanent license. Ensure that cats wearing collars can roam through neighbouring yards without being considered a nuisance.

Public Consultation

Create an independent public commission to consult citizens on their opinions with respect to the city’s projects and general direction.

First Responders

Instate an efficient system for first responders to improve safety for citizens.

Efficient Snow Removal

Invest in the improvement of snow removal and road upkeep.

Sound Management

«  High-Performing Management at the Service of Democracy »

Tax Freeze

End to the over-taxation of Laval citizens by declaring a total freeze on residential property tax for the duration of the four-year mandate. This freeze will be in place as long as the rate of inflation is inferior to 3%.

Smart Payment

Allow for the payment of residential property tax to be made in multiple installments through automatic banking, and at a reduced interest rate.

The Vaillancourt Fund

 

Return the 10 million dollars retrieved from theft and corruption to citizens’ pockets through a special credit program on residential property tax in 2018.

Equality

Instate measures to achieve parity with respect to the presence of women in diverse spheres of city life.

Diversity

 

Ensure that recruitment, candidacy and representation in all municipal spheres reflect our ethnic diversity.

Employment Accessibility

Instate measures proponing the employment of people with functional limitations in the measure that the work in question can be executed competently.

Transparent Economic Reports

Produce a report as to the city’s financial situation at least 3 times yearly.

Snow Removal Fees

Review the specifics of the tax on snow removal for certain streets in order to make taxation more progressive.

Council of Laval Citizens

Create a Council of Laval Citizens to provide insight to elected officials on all aspects of municipal life concerning women.

Contract Surveillance

Create a commission to oversee contracts allocated by the city.

Structural Partnerships

Prioritize partnership within municipal infrastructure projects, for instance, a pool with a YMCA attached.

Economic Development

«   A City Plentiful in Opportunity »

Diverse Consultations

Consult different economic actors in order to determine the best levers for Laval’s development on a local, provincial, national and international level.

Act as a Leader

Demonstrate the strategic advantages of Laval and its appeal as an area for new business to investors.  

Employment and Transit

Provide efficient public transport for workers in industrial areas.

Support for Businesses

Support Laval businesses by making it easier to fulfill the conditions necessary to the realisation of their projects, be it with relation to land, buildings, or appropriate zoning. Create a single hub where businesses can efficiently and easily obtain the necessary licenses for development.

Support to the Next Generation

Use varied funds to improve on the help provided to young entrepreneurs and the next generation of agricultural workers.

An Economy Based on Proximity

Create the “Proximité+” program to promote local businesses and buying local.

The Environment

«   The Environment, a Natural Commitment »

Planting Trees

Invest in the health of our city by planting 60 000 trees over four years, which represents a canopy coverage objective of 30%, while improving the aesthetic quality of our boulevards.

Natural Areas

Promote the protection of Laval’s woods, wetlands, and riverbanks.

Recycling Centers

Reduce, reuse, recycle – Instate centers for giving away goods that can be recycled or repurposed across the territory of Laval.

Natural Centers

Build welcome centers in wooded areas of popular interest.

Laval’s Woods

Create and efficiently sustain the Bois de Laval (Woods of Laval) by allocating an annual budget of 300 000$.

Urban Development

«  Planning for the Future »

Commercial Signage

Put into place clear rules ensuring harmonious and aesthetically-conscious commercial signage in order to improve the urban landscape along major roads.

Commercial Parking

Rethink commercial parking, both on the street and within our neighbourhoods, in order to optimize space and increase green areas in our urban setting.

Smart Parks

Use best practices in urban design to make parks warm, welcoming and accessible areas for the whole of their clientele.

Urban Art

Integrate art to the inauguration and redecorating of parks and paths in Laval.

More Colourful Spaces, Starting With Green

Increase the budget for green spaces, flowers, and the aesthetic improvement of our neighbourhoods.

Central Park

Cancel the library project at Metro Montmorency in the area between the University of Montreal and Letendre College. Build an urban park on the land instead, recuperating 27 million from the 2017-2020 CapEx.

Public Beach

Evaluate the feasibility of creating a public beach on the territory of Laval.

Social Issues

«   A City for Personal Growth »

Affordable Homes

Diversify the types of homes available on the territory in order to be more accessible, competitive and attractive to all sectors of the market (including youth, families, and the elderly)

Healthy Environments

Integrate the concept of healthy environments to promote wellbeing and healthy eating in the development of all projects.

Support to School Boards

In collaboration with school boards, offer added extracurricular, cultural and sports-related activities to get our youth moving and improve student retention.