Kitchener Votes Mayoral race: Slavko Miladinovic

News Sep 25, 2014 Kitchener Post

By Melissa Murray

Kitchener Post staff

As mayor, Slavko Miladinovic wants to increase revenue without raising taxes.

“We’ve gone from having small debt to enormous debt,” he said.

Along with the city’s debt, snow removal and the width of David Street, which he said wasn’t adequate for emergency service access, were key issues that helped him decide to run for mayor.

A focus, if elected, would be building or altering existing housing for all levels of affordability, especially to make them more accessible for people with mobility issues. He would also investigate building micro-units for homeless people to transition to stable housing, he said.

Miladinovic’s focus will not only be on creating new revenue streams and new housing, but he’ll also work to make Kitchener streets safer. One way he aims to do that is by installing webcams throughout the city to aid police in catching criminals. He said it would also create a safer outdoor-style of neighbourhood.

Miladinovic, who was born and raised in Kitchener, helped found the KW Serb Youth Organization and formerly worked in construction and as an international long-haul truck driver. Although he has lived in several different cities, he has remained in Kitchener since 2007.

Miladinovic would also like to see King Street in downtown Kitchener closed to traffic during the spring and summer for evening socializing and events.

“In the spring and summer it’s a totally different atmosphere down there,” he said.

He also wants to investigate having sprinklers and sidewalk cleaners in Victoria Park, and would work to build more community centres in new neighbourhoods and equip some existing ones so that they better serve the community.

His biggest strength as mayor would be as a problem solver, he said, adding his work in construction gives him a perspective on future development.

Kitchener Votes Mayoral race: Slavko Miladinovic

News Sep 25, 2014 Kitchener Post

By Melissa Murray

Kitchener Post staff

As mayor, Slavko Miladinovic wants to increase revenue without raising taxes.

“We’ve gone from having small debt to enormous debt,” he said.

Along with the city’s debt, snow removal and the width of David Street, which he said wasn’t adequate for emergency service access, were key issues that helped him decide to run for mayor.

A focus, if elected, would be building or altering existing housing for all levels of affordability, especially to make them more accessible for people with mobility issues. He would also investigate building micro-units for homeless people to transition to stable housing, he said.

Miladinovic’s focus will not only be on creating new revenue streams and new housing, but he’ll also work to make Kitchener streets safer. One way he aims to do that is by installing webcams throughout the city to aid police in catching criminals. He said it would also create a safer outdoor-style of neighbourhood.

Miladinovic, who was born and raised in Kitchener, helped found the KW Serb Youth Organization and formerly worked in construction and as an international long-haul truck driver. Although he has lived in several different cities, he has remained in Kitchener since 2007.

Miladinovic would also like to see King Street in downtown Kitchener closed to traffic during the spring and summer for evening socializing and events.

“In the spring and summer it’s a totally different atmosphere down there,” he said.

He also wants to investigate having sprinklers and sidewalk cleaners in Victoria Park, and would work to build more community centres in new neighbourhoods and equip some existing ones so that they better serve the community.

His biggest strength as mayor would be as a problem solver, he said, adding his work in construction gives him a perspective on future development.

Kitchener Votes Mayoral race: Slavko Miladinovic

News Sep 25, 2014 Kitchener Post

By Melissa Murray

Kitchener Post staff

As mayor, Slavko Miladinovic wants to increase revenue without raising taxes.

“We’ve gone from having small debt to enormous debt,” he said.

Along with the city’s debt, snow removal and the width of David Street, which he said wasn’t adequate for emergency service access, were key issues that helped him decide to run for mayor.

A focus, if elected, would be building or altering existing housing for all levels of affordability, especially to make them more accessible for people with mobility issues. He would also investigate building micro-units for homeless people to transition to stable housing, he said.

Miladinovic’s focus will not only be on creating new revenue streams and new housing, but he’ll also work to make Kitchener streets safer. One way he aims to do that is by installing webcams throughout the city to aid police in catching criminals. He said it would also create a safer outdoor-style of neighbourhood.

Miladinovic, who was born and raised in Kitchener, helped found the KW Serb Youth Organization and formerly worked in construction and as an international long-haul truck driver. Although he has lived in several different cities, he has remained in Kitchener since 2007.

Miladinovic would also like to see King Street in downtown Kitchener closed to traffic during the spring and summer for evening socializing and events.

“In the spring and summer it’s a totally different atmosphere down there,” he said.

He also wants to investigate having sprinklers and sidewalk cleaners in Victoria Park, and would work to build more community centres in new neighbourhoods and equip some existing ones so that they better serve the community.

His biggest strength as mayor would be as a problem solver, he said, adding his work in construction gives him a perspective on future development.