—- Municipal Candidate Survey —- MARTIN MANN

Lake of Bays Township — District Councillor — Franklin/Sinclair Ward  

1.     What actions have you personally taken to support a greener, more sustainable climate?

2.     What opportunities for climate leadership at the municipal level (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs)) would you champion in one or more of these areas: Buildings | Housing | Land use (sprawl) | Transportation | Other

I believe that this has started but more research is needed as planning on this should have been done 20+ years ago as you don’t just plug into a outlet, you need bigger lines suppling the subdivision with power and new homes need to have at lease 400 amp service to support this endeavor and infrastructure, In some areas a hybrid can work but more research for the infrastructure that is required for work trucks and snowplows Etc, which can be out for 16hrs or more and can take hours to charge, how much equipment will be needed? How is the electricity produced by water, nuclear, and the worse ones, coal and diesel. And what happens to the used batteries. The cost is also a factor that most will not pay $20,000 for new batteries so the car will likely be scrapped which is also not good for our environment.

3.     A long-term problem requires a long-term solution. What is your 100-year plan? If elected, what would be your first action?

As for a long term I cannot plan for 100 yrs. as I would be 160, We do need to make changes and work towards the future, and many first items will be Affordable Housing, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Small Business as we must have something in place for the youth to stay in the area as they are our future.