Mississippi Mills deputy mayor candidate – Mario Coculuzzi

Mario Coculuzzi
Mario Coculuzzi
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Mario Coculuzzi Municipal Election Candidate Profile

Name: Mario Coculuzzi

Municipality: Mississippi Mills

Position Sought: Deputy Mayor

Currently Retired or Working (where?): Currently working for Shared Services Canada

Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: none – First time running

Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): I used to organize Golf tournaments for the Government of Canada Charitable Campaign.

Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: More respect for Citizens and their concerns and issues. Control/Cut expenses so we can have a freeze on property tax increases for the length of our term. Have a true discussion and dialogue with citizens on the Community Official Plan (COP).

Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues: 

1. I hope to set up an open-mic night other than on Council meeting night and ideally I would like to travel to the different Community Centres and any Councilor or Mayor would be welcome to join, but not obligated. This is what I want to do.

2. Freeze all salary increases, increases to Library and Museums (Current Council has budgeted a 2+% increase) grants to special interest groups, go over financial statements by either an internal or external audit and examine Management salaries.

3. Re-open the COP Discussion with proper consultation with the Landowners. A landowner should not be the enemy and nor should the municipality. Right now, neither trusts the other. We have to change that.

Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): No, just our home

Email: mariocfordm@gmail.com