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May 12, 2017

I am excited to formally announce my intention to run for the office of Mayor of Leduc!

Having had the privilege of serving on Council for ten years, I am excited to expand, as your Mayor, both this work and vision to make your City the best it can be. I will be listening and sharing ideas and plans with you in more detail in the near future.

I look forward to meeting with you, as we set our sights towards October and on the following four years! Thanks....
Dave MacKenzie

 

 

May 2017 City Update

      We can only hope that snow and cold weather will soon be a distant memory as we get ready for outdoor activities in the City.
     
       The City continues to be a busy place.  Recently we successfully hosted the Canadian Ringette Championships and sports Tourism continues to provide economic stimulus and status to our community.  We are also seeing signs of economic improvement with 159 new business
licenses being issued in the first three months of 2017. In addition, we have had over $29 million in permit values issued in the same time period. 
    
      I have made motions at Council to review our local procurement policies and changes to our business license fees with the idea to better support small businesses in our City. I believe we also need to make our development processes more streamlined and predictable. We need to be very business friendly if we are to achieve all of our economic development goals.  

       I recently quarterbacked the City’s entry into the Canbuildit contest for the Foodbank. There are many families in our area who are facing difficult times and it is great when we can support great organizations like the Foodbank.

        Annexation is still a significant focus for the City as we have a huge stage in the Airport and the tax revenues that we share in. We are striving to protect the City’s interest and to find a way where there is mutual benefit and sustainable growth for the EIA and the surrounding area. This process should be completed by the summertime.

         We are conducting a very important facility needs assessment in the City that will help us understand the needs of many groups in our Community ranging from cadets, to arts groups to adult Pickleball and everything else. This will help to form our facilities strategy and, hopefully, help discover synergies and efficiencies between all the different users and groups. To me, this is very exciting and we have a great opportunity to do somethings that are very special.    

    We approved the Windrose multipath at budget time and I was a key advocate for this initiative. It will be built this summer and hopefully the whole community will find benefit from it, as well as the rest of the City.

       Enjoy the warm weather when it arrives!



Dave
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David MacKenzie

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Economic and Political Beliefs

History demonstrates that a free market provides the best and most efficient system to build wealth and preserve freedom.  Government services are necessary but the cost of providing them needs to be minimized.  Generally, the government should not replace or compete with the market economy.

Civic governments are unique in the sense that there is a clear and direct link between services provided and the resident tax payers. Civic governments can provide important leadership, support and resources to many local initiatives. A city is the most flexible and dynamic form of government, being large enough to make important changes to infrastructure, services and quality of life. Strong civic government is a key component of a good quality of life for residents as well as being a key catalyst in attracting business  to the community. Taxes need to be minimized to allow home affordability, business success and sustainability. Excessive taxes, caused by excessive government spending, is the cause of much of the world's problems.

 


 

Initiatives & Commitment to Recreation in Leduc

 

If we build a better City, the world will beat a path to our door.

D. MacKenzie

 

2013 Community Satisfaction Report

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'In a world-class City, there are no second-class citizens' 
                      Dave MacKenzie 

 
Community
I find that Dave is very active in the community and quick to respond to my questions when none of the other Councillors would. You have my respect.

~ Mike K. (Leduc, Alberta)
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