Counciltalk and the Ward 14 BBQ are great tools for keeping in touch with the people in Ward 14, but sometimes that is just not enough. That is why Peter Demong takes every opportunity to survey the constituents he represents. In seven years Peter has door knocked the entire ward (nearly 25,000 households) twice, surveyed the entire ward twice, and conducted phone surveys on topics ranging from the airport tunnel, to secondary suites, to 40 km/hr speed limits.
Canada’s soldiers clearly deserve public display of support and gratitude for their sacrifices. Peter, along with some of his Council colleagues, proposed a well-earned public display of appreciation for Canada’s serving soldiers.
April 2019 - "Thanks for voting against higher taxes, it’s great to have a responsible Councillor and I really appreciate it.” Richard P., Ward 14
You may have heard about “Zero-based” this and that recently. What you may not have heard is that Peter was involved in implementing a system of Zero-Based Reviews for all City Departments during his very first term. You would be forgiven for not knowing this if you are not a City insider or running for election, but it is true!
Simply put, a Zero-based review seeks to scrutinize City spending, services, and processes to determine if they are truly NEEDED, rather than working from the spending of the past. Zero-Based reviews are ongoing, and to date they have resulted in TENS of MILLIONS of dollars in budgets savings at City Hall. It is sensible ideas like this that Peter puts his weight behind, and continues to search for.