Paul secured the funding for additional youth and family programming and supports for the Markham and Lawrence community.
Paul has ensured community parks are maintained and upgraded, along with the installations of new parks.
Paul has remained available to his Residents while performing all his duties at City Hall. One of the hardest working Councillors at City Hall! Trusted by City Council to Chair a number of Standing Committees. His attendance record at meetings & innovative initiatives through policy is exemplary! Never missing a City Council meeting! Paul ensures Scarborough–Guildwood receives the attention it needs and deserves.
Board of Health
Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo, Chair
Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section
Canadian National Exhibition Association, Board of Directors
General Government and Licensing Committee, Chair
Guild Renaissance Group, Board of Directors
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, Board of Directors
Ontario Good Roads Association
Scarborough Community Council
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Toronto Hydro Corporation
Toronto Public Library, as the Mayor’s designate
Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation, as the Mayor’s designate
Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation, Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committee, Chair
EXPERIENCED PROVEN LEADER: Paul gets things done! He has successfully represented his residents by ensuring that their needs are heard and met. Paul has held more than 100 community meetings over the last term continuing his monthly Town Hall Meetings, Virtual Town Halls, along with his electronic newsletter. Your Voice Steers his Decisions! Every Mayor and City Council has Trusted Paul by appointing him to a number of City Committees as Chair, where he has successfully brought proven cost saving measures to residents while showing his leadership in ensuring his committee responsibilities and contributions are held to a high standard.
PUBLIC TRANSIT FOR ALL: Paul has delivered in introducing new Public Transit Improvements to his residents along with infrastructure projects to Scarborough!
Paul has been working diligently to build a Jobs Skills Centre in Scarborough at the former site of Sir Robert Borden BTI located at 200 Poplar Road since the TDSB announced its closure. Paul understand we need to have people trained for long term good paying jobs here in our community.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Paul introduced a seize and destroy motion demanding that the Province amend the law to destroy seized illegal weapons to ensure they are not put back on our streets. Paul is a huge supporter of the Toronto Police Services and was instrumental in bringing increased community officers to Scarborough. Paul will ensure our neighbourhoods have the required Police services working to keep them safe and liveable.
RESIDENTS FIRST: Paul puts residents first! Paul has moved a number of initiatives forward on behalf of residents: implementing crosswalks in school zones - his initiative to lower speed limits in school zones across the City is being implemented - installing traffic lights for increased safety – installing senior safety zones in the community – attending to seniors in his work to support seniors who choose to live at home - supporting increased long term care beds in our community.
ACCOUNTABLE: Paul Works and strongly participates bringing new ideas to serve you and the City better. Paul has introduced:
VIGILENT IN SERVING TAXPAYERS: Ensuring tax dollars are working to provide the everyday services we all expect: police service, fire protection, street maintenance, park amenities, garbage collection, clean communities, clearing snow and leading when there is a crisis. Residents deserve to have their tax dollars respected and spent on the business of taking care of their community. As Chair of the Government Management Committee Paul has approved over $500 million in Tax Savings since 2010
• Services Benefit Cards annual savings of $6.2 million (62 million over 10 yrs)
• Sole Source contracts reduced at a savings of $22.5 million
• Core Service Review implementations for service delivery $25 million in savings
• New Collective Agreement, full and part-time workers $150 million in savings
over next 4yrs.
• Eliminated paper news clippings, switched to electronic $170,000 saved.
• Eliminated paper pay stubs savings of $300 million was fully implemented in 2015
WORKS FOR HIGHRISE COMMUNITIES: Paul has held monthly mobile constituency office pop up for the last 4 years, bringing his office to you. Paul is tireless in working with all his residents who reside in our high rise communities to ensure that you receive a high level of service. Paul is a strong advocate for community organizations to ensure that residents are engaged and are knowledgeable about city initiatives, programs and services. Paul is hands on, having helped form the grassroots MornelleCAN resident's community group, participating in Residents Rising initiatives and forming Safety Committees in highrise communities. Paul remains a strong advocate for resident who reside in TCHC Buildings ensuring that agencies are accountable to its residents. Meetings are held every month with TCHC Staff to ensure files are up to date and addressed.
Honours Bachelor of Arts, York University
Local Government: Finance and Administration, Dalhousie University
Owned and operated a small business for over 15 years