NewsNow E-Edition December 1, 2022

Rejeanne Appelman, Grimsby, Ward 2

Most people I run into ask, “So what is your platform?” Then they laugh. And I actually laugh with them. It makes me think that the expectation is to sell people on politics and an agenda. My answer is that I’m doing this because I love my hometown Grimsby. 

I want to be a voice for all people in Grimsby. I want to help with realistic goals. I don’t want to waste time arguing about things that can’t be changed or arguing things based on personal agendas.

Grimsby has a future to be bigger, but better, and acceptable for everyone to live in. I want to make sure it’s a town, where people can stay for a while — not just drive through. I want to ensure our tax dollars are being spent in ways that support this vision. 

I want people to know and appreciate the heritage of Grimsby. And I want our trails and waterfront used and maintained — they are beautiful! I want more people to shop and eat local. I want my children to want to raise their own families here! I want my parents to love Grimsby like they did in the 1950s — that’s why they came here. I want to help people be more comfortable with growth and development. 

We need change in the way things have been run. We need fresh ideas from people who are new and old to Grimsby — people who live here and actively experience the town.

So what is my platform? Listening to all of you.

Rejeanne Appelman

Ward 2 – Alderman

Grimsby, Ontario

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