I look forward to fighting for a safe, affordable, accessible and beautiful city for our and future generations to enjoy.
I am looking forward to humbly yet productively serving the city that I have been a part of for most of my life.
I’ve gained a great deal of experience in many family and personal businesses dating back to the ’70s with Hometown Florist on Main Street, operating the world’s largest chinchilla farm in the ’80s and ’90s, as well as construction storage supply and multi-residential businesses.
My volunteer work includes the role of church deacon and, currently, the treasurer for the Brampton Irish Centre, where I have been able to not only contribute but to also gain valuable knowledge and establish meaningful relationships.
My wife and I have grown up in Brampton, attending school and raising our three children here. We have seen Brampton change and grow as a city — that includes many wonderful aspects, but also areas of concern.
I believe we must work closer with and increase our support for the police and supports for youth in our community. We need to continue to address the increase in crime rates with a goal of maintaining a safe city for all.
I feel that we are taxed to the limit, and should increase scrutiny on expenditures while looking for increased revenue from sources other than the citizens of Brampton.
The growing demographic of seniors in our community needs to be a priority.
Mobility and accessibility in our city continues to be an issue with construction and poor planning affecting much of our valuable travel time.
I will champion these issues and more. In consultation with our residents, businesses, committees, city staff and councils, I will work toward timely solutions that benefit our Brampton community.
Are you looking for someone who will work with you and for you to get things done? Someone who listens? Someone who has been there, and is there?
You are looking for Drew Riedstra as your councillor.