Mario Ferri

Mario Ferri

Mario Ferri

Mario Ferri has over 25 years of effective community leadership experience in the City of Vaughan.  Having taken residence in 1984 he soon saw the need to establish day camps for neighbourhood children and a community festival for the broader community. Realizing that Vaughan hosted the largest dump in Canada, Mario mobilized the community and established Vaughan C.A.R.E.S. committee, and for the next 16 years fought for the closure of the Keele Valley dump and successfully achieved this in December 2002. Mario’s public office began in 1987 with his appointment to the Committee of Adjustments.  He went on to serve as School Trustee from 1989 to 1994.  He was elected to City Council in 1997 representing Ward 1 until 2003.  He went on to seek and was successfully elected as Local & Regional Councillor and Acting Mayor from 2003 to present.

Mario F. Ferri is married and the proud father of three children and ecstatic grandfather to four grandchildren.

Action Plan:

  1. Build Safer & Healthier Communities – by building more local parks and the Maple Valley Regional Park,  recreational facilities, recreational and social programs for youth, seniors and families, increasing police support and celebrating diversity
  2. Promote Sustainable Development, Gradual Growth and Decreased Traffic – by managing high-density development and ensuring that schools, roadways and other infrastructures are built in conjunction with development, improving the VIVA rapid transit, widening regional roads, pursuing the Teston Road link and extension of Hwy 427 and the Spadina and Yonge Subway Systems
  3. Maintain Reasonable Tax Rates while providing Needed Services –  by finding efficiencies and eliminating excess spending, promoting public/private partnerships for services, continuing with internal audits and building the Vaughan hospital and locating more regional service facilities in Vaughan
  4. Ensure Civic Engagement and Accountable Government – by promoting pride of place and good governance,  fully implementing the Code of Ethical Conduct, requiring the Integrity Commissioner to report to the public regularly,  annually reporting the City’s performances and formally engaging the public in all major City initiatives, establishing effective working inter-governmental relationships with the Regional, Provincial and Federal government
  5. Create a Healthier Environment and a more Vibrant Economy – by implementing the principles of the Green Directions Master Plan, completing the waste management and water protection long-term plan, fully implementing the City’s economic development plan, designating land for appropriate employment, commercial and industrial uses, attracting and supporting businesses in Vaughan preserving City cores and promoting inclusivity



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