Media Release: Gomberg To Present Detailed Platform & Invite Citizen Participation

October 17, 1998.

Gomberg To Present Detailed Platform & Invite Citizen Participation

At a news conference in front of Edmonton’s City Hall today, Saturday, October 17, 1998, at 2 p.m., mayoral candidate Tooker Gomberg will climb onto a platform and present his detailed, eighty page campaign platform and vision for a healthy city.

“Over the sixteen years that Edmonton has been my home I have spoken with and listened to thousands of Edmontonians. I have heard a wide range of concerns from safe streets, to lack of jobs and hope, to sewers, dogs, potholes and transit.”

“I have also heard people’s dreams for our city. Folks tell me they are looking for someone who has good ideas, who can innovate and save money. But more than anything, I think citizens want to know that they have a voice, and that they are listened to. They expect their phone calls returned. They want responsiveness from their Mayor and City Councillors.”

Gomberg will put forward detailed ideas and suggestions, and attempt to kindle great hope for Edmonton’s future. The booklet, prepared with the input of over one hundred people from our city and from around the world, will emphasize candidate Gomberg’s:

  • Commitment to opening the doors to City Hall and inviting all Edmontonians into the democratic process
  • Track record of service, accomplishment and enthusiasm while on City Council
  • Interest in tapping into the wisdom and knowledge of the people of Edmonton
  • Ideas for a thriving arts and cultural scene
  • Clear position on why keeping Edmonton Power is the right approach
  • Empathy, concern and commitment to resolving urgent problems of homelessness and poverty
  • Understanding of Edmonton’s transportation woes, and innovative approaches to re-balancing the system and improving public transit