Lehman and other mayors like Wynne’s infrastructure plan

The mayors of Ontario’s larger municipalities like the way Premier Kathleen Wynne is talking in regards to infrastructure funding.
This week the premier announced $29 billion for infrastructure projects over the next 10 years.
The province’s plan is a step in the right direction, according to the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), in line with a motion passed at the association’s last meeting to support fair and reasonable measures to help end gridlock in Ontario.
LUMCO has made dealing with gridlock a key priority and has called on Queen’s Park to invest in transportation infrastructure across the province.
“We are pleased to see the municipal gas tax funding will be respected, but we encourage the government to show specifics of funding sources for the plan,” says LUMCO chairperson, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman.
“Part of LUMCO’s key priority on gridlock includes the need for a new Founding Deal for sustainable revenue to help address this infrastructure deficit and also address the broader sustainable funding and infrastructure issues.”
Gridlock is a concern for large urban communities across the province, and not just the GTA, says LUMCO, calling the announcement “a promising advancement.”

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