Salar Melli“I’m not afraid of being wrong. I have so many ideas and I’m not afraid to put them all out there until we get the perfect solution”
BEING AVAILABLE TO MY CONSTITUENTS
My top priority as your Ward Métis councillor is to be available to listen to the suggestions and concerns of my constituents. Exciting results happen when there is an exchange of diverse ideas, and it is extremely important to me that the citizens of my Ward know that I am easily reachable. When elected, I will open up a constituency office in Ward Métis so that I am readily available to meet with fellow members of my community. Ward Métis has a diverse population, and I believe that the best way to represent its residents is to prioritize engaging with and listening to them.
TACKLING HOMELESSNESS, ADDICTION, AND NEIGHBOURHOOD SAFETY
Ward Métis has various communities, some of which contain more vulnerable populations, and some of which are more prosperous. While poverty may not be visibly seen in some of our more affluent neighbourhoods, it still has a far-reaching effect. People experiencing financial hardship is an issue that everyone should be concerned about; poverty affects us all, whether directly or indirectly.
Environmental consciousness is very important to me, which is why I made the decision to go paperless for my campaign. I want to inspire better environmental behaviours in individuals, small businesses, and corporations by incentivizing the installation of solar power panels, the use of renewables, improved waste management, going paperless where possible, going plastic-free where possible, and water conservation.
INSPIRING AND SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISTS
Artists help to make our communities vibrant and rich. Art brings our city to life, and can make a difference in whether someone chooses to live here or not. We want to build upon existing local arts investment programs, and create new ones. Nurturing our special relationships with Edmonton artists is of the utmost importance: when our artists feel valued by their communities, it inspires them and helps them to thrive.
CELEBRATING OUR DIVERSITY
Edmonton is a melting pot community, and we can utilize our diversity to attract tourism and investment. By celebrating our differences and fostering a vibrant multicultural environment, we will cultivate a colourful community where people of all cultures and backgrounds can come together to experience the exceptional variety our city has to offer.
A significant portion of Ward Métis is made up of industrial parks containing various businesses and industries, and these industrial parks generate substantial revenue for our city. Attracting innovation, new technologies, and diversity of manufacturing into our industrial areas ensures that profits are recirculated within our local economy.
SUPPORTING OUR MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES
I want to ensure that all of our residents feel safe and included in our communities, regardless of their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, politics, or religion. Edmonton’s diversity is part of what makes our city unique, and it is essential that all citizens feel supported and heard.