Welcome to Kevin Hogan's Site

Kevin@Hogan.ca

 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my web site. I'll improve this site as time goes on so stop by again.

I've decided to run for the position of councillor, in the Alta Vista Ward (#18), in the up coming October 25th Ottawa Civic elections Discouraged with the large rate increases of the Government run monopolies and reports of excessive spending on projects, that I would consider to be luxuries rather than necessities, has compelled me to enter this race. With smaller and more responsible pay increases tied to inflation, I find it harder to justify the extravagant spending by our City Council. I feel the time has come to get back to basics and put the brakes on spending. Therefore, When I'm elected,

 

"I plan to vote NO for everything EXCEPT the core services!"

 

I think that you will agree that these are essential to the success of any city including ours:

 

CORE SERVICES Ė Things we should do well:

  - Ambulances & Paramedics

- Building Repair and Construction

- Emergency Planning

- Financial

- Fire

- Garbage

- Housing repair and maintenance

- Hydro

- Police

- Recreation

- Road repairs and snow clearing

- Tourism and promotion

- Transit

- Water and sewer

 

STATUS QUO Ė Things that can remain unchanged

- Aboriginal Services

- Accessibility Services

- Animal Care and Control

- Bilingual Issues

- Birth registration

- Building Codes

- Bylaws

- Child Care

- City Administration

- Community Development

- Culture and Arts

- Employment and Careers

- Environment

- Grants and Social Programs

- Heritage and History

- Immigration

- Libraries

-Licences and Permits

- Parking

- Parks

- Public Consultation

- Real Estate

- Recycling

- Tree and Yard Care

 

LUXURIES Ė Things we can suspend for the next 4 years

- No free needles for drug users

- No sanctuary for drug dealers and users

- No free trees for private property

- No new swan cages Save:

- Excessive bylaw officers (garbage police)

- Excessive committees, have the 6 figure city managers make the tough decisions

- No sole source purchases (buses $150M)

- No new bridge to Quebec (Committees)

- No new library Save: $240M

- No waste plant on Hawthorne Rd

- Scrap the green garbage collection

 

I believe that making contributions to candidates for councillor and mayor should be illegal if you do business with the city, just like it is in Toronto

Iím tired of people taking my money and spending it to help others who donít want to be helped in the first place. If drug addicts checked in at treatment centres, then, by all means, help them out. But donít think that I condone the city supporting their habit year after year. We donít provide free wineglasses and cheap wine to alcoholics. What do they plan to do next? Give away bags of money to chronic gamblers who canít stay away from the casino?

Why are we providing a police free zone for the addicts to buy their drugs and shoot up? We donít have a police free zone for car thieves. They should be put in jail.

Why didnít the planning department widen Smyth Road to include left turning lanes and bus bays at the 2 highschools while they had the road dug up. Right turning lanes are needed at the Hospitals and Linda Lane as well.

How many times can you drive down Riverside Drive beside Billings Bridge in the Spring before you need new shocks on you car. What a disgrace.

Why do city workers only put up Christmas lights along Alta Vista Drive and no where else in our ward? I thing we should strive for equality of service across the ward.

St. Laurent Boulevard is 4 lanes up to Elmvale then bottle necks. Russel Road should be expanded to 4 lanes from Smyth to Walkley creating a contunuous North/South corridor from Rockcliffe to Hunt Club.

Why is Riverside Drive only 60 km/hr while St. Laurent Boulevard is 70 km/hr? 20 years ago when it was changed the posted speed was 80 km/hr and was reduced a year or two later. Sections of it should be raised back up to 80 km/hr

I think I speak for most, if not all, construction workers in Alta Vista Ward when I say that we donít need another bridge to make it any easier for Quebecers to come over here and take our jobs. They are like people who buy houses next to the airport and then complain about the noise and try to shut down the airport. They bought houses over there to save money knowing that there were long lineups at the bridges. Now they want us, yes, you and I, to help pay for a new bridge. If they want a bridge so badly then let them pay for all the studies and the expenses that go along with it. Including building it. No one wantís an "Island Park Drive" in their neighbourhood any more than they want a new garbage dump next door, with the traffic congestion, pollution, noise, etc. These bridges should have been built before the housing developements where added. Itís too late now. The only real solution would be to widen the existing ones or build them beyond the city sprawl.

As for the existing bridges, we should put toll booths on them and charge a couple of bucks either way to allow our transient population to help pay for the maintenance of the roads, water filtration plant, sewage treatment plant, land fill sites, etc. that they curently enjoy through out the day at our expense. Then, if we donít want big trucks down town just make the toll for big trucks much higher to discourage them from using these bridges.

Why are all our hospitals plugged up with Quebecers whoís government refusses to pay OHIP the full amount of their treatments. We should do for them the same as my dentist does for me. My dentist bills me, I pay in full before Iím allowed to leave, upon payment they e-mail the documents to my insurance company, then I get a check in the mail three days later for the difference between the dentistís rate and my policyís rate. If quebecers knew that they would only get 60% back from their government they might decide to go to their own provincial hospitals and free up space in ours. At the very least the service would finally be paid in full which would mean less tax money gets spent.

Ottawa should have a sister city like Calgary which is about the same size and combine their employee bonuses. An independant auditor from another province should be hired and the departments of either city that do the best job should get the combined bonus. This way there would be some incentive for city employees to become more efficient by competing for their bonuses.

Each year, each department should be allowed to keep as a bonus 25% of their budget that they donít spend by years end. Then the budget for the following year should be set at the new level achieved.

Iím glad that the current council has finally decided to do something with the Light Rail Transit. I think that doing something, beats doing nothing over and over and over again. I canít imagine the wasted money on studies and arguing. I do know that this project will help to put all of our construction industry to work. Currently we have tradesmen waiting for work on union lists for four to six months. Hard to make ends meet on the money Employment Insurance gives you each month. Their wages will go right back into the community as they spend it and this will benefit everyone.

The casino is a major tourist attraction and there are no buses going to it. Why?

Europeans have been burning their trash for the last 20 odd years in high efficiency incinerators with out any problems at all. I think it is time to leave the old ways and adopt the new. Lets cut down on the cost of Ottawa Hydro by burning our trash and create electricity with the excess energy.

If you would like to help put the brakes on luxury spending then vote for me. With any luck enough other fiscal conservatives will get elected from the surrounding wards and we can then pass the savings on to you, the taxpayer.

If you have suggestions or comments on how to make this list more complete I would love to hear from you at: Kevin@hogan.ca

Last updated: August 09, 2010

Thanks for visiting my site. Look for me on October 25, 2010 (Voting Day)

 

Press Release

Friday, September 17, 2010

After attending a couple of the community sponsored events like the OTAG Debate, and the SEOCHC Meet & Greet, I have noticed that I am the only person running who wants to Lower Taxes.

This is apparent in the widespread support for "No New Money", "Zero Increase", and "A 2.5% Maximum Increase" by all of those present at these events.

In my ward, Mr. Peter Hume indicated that "No New Money" was not a good idea because the money would end up coming out of Special Interest Initiatives to offset the increases in Core Services. Implying that our only alternative was to raise taxes higher to be able to satisfy everyone.

Mr. Clinton Cowan and Mr. Ernie Lauzon both indicated support for the "No New Money" idea.

All of these tax-freezing ideas assume the same thing, that the taxpayer is happy with the current level of taxation.

Well, I want everyone to know that Iím not happy! I think that the taxes are too high already and must be reduced. That is why I put forth the simple approach to focus on the basics by declaring that "I will vote NO! for Everything! ... Except the Core Services. If we can put the discretionary purchases on hold for 4 years, we will be able to get our house back in order and pass the savings along to the taxpayer in the form of lower taxes.

A number of mayoralty candidates are proposing to freeze city employees` wages in an effort to get control of the cityís budget.

They are trying to make scapegoats out of the employees. Blaming them for the mistakes made by the current and past city council. The employees didnít decide where the money should be spent. The councillors did!

These employees are people too. They have families, bills, and taxes to pay for just like the rest of us. All this idea will do is aggravate the employees who in turn will become belligerent and provide poorer services to the city as a result. This will most likely result in higher costs to run the city, which will worsen our situation.

My approach is to provide employees with incentives or some form of competition to inspire them to increase their productivity. Since it is nearly impossible to fire anyone because the city union is so powerful, we need to create an environment where the employees, through peer pressure, force the underperformers at city hall to start to produce an honest days work again.

 

Bicycle paths are seasonal and therefore are city luxuries. Roads on the other hand are used all year long and are essential to the success of the city.

Art is also a luxury. When times get tough at home you donít go out and buy new statues for the lawn or paintings for the wall. Most people donít even consider changing the wall colour. I know, I was in home renovations through the last two recessions. People focus instead on the necessities like food, bills, mortgage, and taxes. With the United States looking like they are going into a double dip recession and the Canadian economy slowing down, the last thing we should be spending our money on are luxury items.

Garbage collection is an essential item to preserve the cleanliness and beauty of the city. It also prevents the spread of disease and vermin. But recycling is a luxury that only the rich can afford. A person with a lot of disposable income will not notice a decrease in their standard of living when property taxes rise. However, someone who has little or no disposable income will be impacted greatly by even small changes.

 

The rich are the ones who push for more and more recycling because they think it improves their image in society. Take the green box for example. What is the difference between a leaf of lettuce and a leaf from the tree in your front yard? Had we added kitchen scraps, less the meat and dairy products, to our yard waste pick up we would have saved a bundle on bins, depots, wages, & vehicles. But it lacked the right image. I say scrap the green bin program and utilize the existing yard waste instead.

Free needles are just plain wrong. At best they are a luxury. They make the city of Ottawa complicit in breaking the law much the same as the "Get Away Driver" in a bank robbery. It is morally bankrupt in the message it sends to our youth. But it is not surprising because it comes from the same people who think that it is OK to accept money from businesses and organizations who do business or receive funding from the city of Ottawa. Why is it that someone who has diabetes, pays taxes, and contributes to society that needs needles to stay alive has to buy them, while those who do nothing to help our city and who actually lower the image of the Nationís Capital can receive free needles. It is said that this helps lower the spread of diseases, but that would be true if you were dealing with sane individuals who wouldnít share their roaches, hash pipes, and needles. Do you really think that a person high on drugs is considering the greater ramifications when they share their drug of choice with their friends any more than a person who gets behind the wheel of a car drunk considers the bigger picture. I think not.

We hire the best and the brightest to make the big decisions. They wonít always get it right but itís a tough job and they are well paid for it. We call them Managers and we have our fair share of them. But a trend of hiding behind the ambiguous committee increases job security by offering an excuse when things go wrong. Iím tired of excuses and think that committees are just another luxury that we can do without. The only time a committee should be set up is if there is absolutely no one with the qualification needed to make the decision.

We can have a city with lower taxes if we are prepared to be fiscally responsible. Remember that every tax dollar that the city spends belongs to a taxpayer, YOU.

Kevin Hogan

Councillor Candidate

Alta Vista Ward #18

 

Questions the Ottawa Citizen asked me and My Answers

September 23, 2010

ISSUES PAST

Q: How did you vote, or how would you have voted, on the Lansdowne Park redevelopment plan as it was finally presented at the beginning of the summer?

A: I would have voted no because 1) it broke the cities rules and provincial regulations on sole source contracting, 2) it turned an area zoned as green parkland into commercial and residential space, 3) It is a bad financial deal for Ottawa loaning $159 million to make it but receiving none of the profits from it, & 4) There has been no consideration to improve the transit infrastructure.

Q: How did you vote, or how would you have voted, on the 2008 Transportation Master Plan update that included a plan for light rail in a downtown tunnel?

A: I would have voted no unless it went East to West and took advantage of the existing rail lines to make it cheaper.

Q: What's been the greatest success of amalgamation?

A: None

Q: What's been the greatest failure?

A: Adopting the highest pay scale as the new city wage rate instead of the median wage range.



YOUR WARD

Q: What are the three most important issues in your ward?

A: Taxes, maintenance of existing facilities and infrastructure, and preservation of green space

Q: What specific measure will be your top priority if you're elected?

A: To look after the previous answers.

Q: If you aren't the incumbent, say something nice about the incumbent.

A: His hair isnít grey.

Q: Now, what specifically would you aim to do better than he or she does?

A: Everything

N/A: If you are the incumbent, what are you proudest of in the way you do the job?

N/A: What do you wish you did better?



CITY SERVICES

Q: Taxes. On the whole, are they too high? Just about as high as they need to be? Not high enough for the city we wish we had?

A: Too high

Q: Should OC Transpo be designated an essential service?

A: Yes

Q: The National Capital Commission has identified cycling as a priority in its work in the capital. Do you support this? What do you think Ottawa needs to do to make bicycle commuting more appealing?

A: No itís a luxury because it is seasonal at best.

Q: It's city policy to promote intensification downtown, but of course it's often difficult to get neighbourhood support for any particular project. Is downtown intensification the right path for the city? How should the city government smooth the way?

A: Development should be conducted only with the consent of local taxpayers.

Q: Should the urban boundary be expanded significantly?

A: No, we canít afford to maintain the infrastructure we have now.

Q: Please list some city services you consider "core" and any you consider "frills" that could be cut back.

A: Go to my web site for a list of both www.hogan.ca/Kevin

Q: Larry O'Brien has publicized a financial platform aimed at producing tax freezes and is asking council candidates to say whether they back it or not. What have you told him?

A: Nothing. Go read my press release on my web site www.hogan.ca/Kevin



GOVERNANCE

Q: Roughly how many city council meetings have you attended in the last year?

A: I watch them when I can on TV

Q: Should city councillors have term limits? If so, what should they be?

A: Yes. 2 terms = 8 years

Q: What would you like to change to make city council work more smoothly?

A: Remove committees, Referendums on ideas over $100 million

Q: Do you support a borough system, or something like it, for devolving local issues to more local control and keeping them off the city council agenda?

A: Only if there are term limits and it doesnít involve money.

Q: Do we have about the right number of councillors? Should there be significantly more or fewer?

Is your campaign accepting corporate and union donations?

A: Fewer would be nice but we would loose representation.

Q: Some people think they should be banned. What do you think?

A: No. It is unethical to receive money from people who do business with the city. It should be illegal unless they donít do any current or future business with the city.


ABOUT YOU

Q: What formal education, training or other credentials do you have?

A: Military NCO, University, College.

Q: If the election were held tomorrow, which mayoral candidate would get your vote?

A: My vote is private.

Q: Do you live in the ward you're seeking to represent? If not, what's your interest in the area?

A: Yes for 25 years.

Q: Did you grow up in Ottawa? If not, what brought you here?

A: No. Opportunity

Q: When you were growing up, how did your parents or guardians support your family?

A: They worked.

Q: What's the most significant position of responsibility you've ever held, either in work life or as a volunteer?

A: Husband, Father, Master Corporal, Foreman, Sole Proprietor, and Partner

Q: Are you married or in a long-term partnership? Kids?

A: Yes, Yes and very good ones too Refer to Ottawa Citizen Ė Whiz Kid, or Ju-jitsu Kidís a Rising Star Check out www.hogan.ca/Cory

Q: Who's been the best Ottawa municipal politician (including the pre-amalgamation municipalities) you know of? Why?

A: Andrew Haydon. No nonsense approach.

Q: When did you last take the bus to commute or run an errand?

A: Occasionally

Q: When you did you last take a bike to commute or run an errand?

A: This summer with my son.

 

Please feel free to contact me at Kevin@hogan.ca

Speeches

Riverside Meet and Greet Ė Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hi! My name is Kevin Hogan!

Iím a carpenter and I became so frustrated at seeing my wages go up with inflation, because they say that is fair, while watching my taxes going up in leaps and bounds, because our politicians just donít care, that I decided to go swimming with the sharks and run for city council.

My approach is a simple one: I plan to vote No for Everything ... Except the basics, the core services.

I want to put discretionary Spending, you know, the councillorís pet projects, on hold for the next 4 years.

If we do this, we should be able to take care of the basics and still have some money left over for the rest of us to lower taxes.

When times get tough around my house, I focus on the Mortgage, Utilities, Transportation, and Food. I donít go buy new furniture or painting for the walls. Ottawa is my home and I expect the councillors to act the same way when times get tough for the city.

During the debate, you heard Mr. Hume explain how he thinks we should raise taxes yet again.

Mr. Cowan and Mr. Lauzon have bought into the idea of "No New Money" which means freeze your taxes at the current level.

I told them that this assumes that the taxpayer is happy with the current level of taxation. Iím hear to tell you that I think it is too high. A 25% increase in 4 years is an outrageous amount. My own wages went up 4, maybe 5 % in the same period because Iím in a union. Thatís 5 times faster than my wages went up. If they keep this up for much longer, Iím going to end up on the bread lines. If you are a senior, on a fixed income, or a disabled person, or if youíre not in a Union, then you are being left in the dust. This has to stop! Taxes have to come down!

The world wide recession has lowered the property taxes of the major cities around the world like Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, London, to a point that Ottawaís taxes are now as much as theirs. But this still isnít enough for the professional politician. These last four years where a real hardship for the councillors. 25% over 4 years is only 6-1/4%; Ottawaís taxes have gone up close to 100% in the last 10 years. So for the first 6 years of this Century they raised taxes 12-1/2% each year. Now I ask you, is that responsible government? Did any of you get wage increases higher than inflation? I doubt it. Has the quality of services doubled in your neighbourhood? I doubt it as well. And Peter Hume was there the whole time.

I believe that the current councillors need a check up, from the neck up, because they are so out of touch with the working class they donít realise how much they are hurting us with the high taxes.

I think it is time that the taxpayers remind these councillors who signs their pay cheques.

Please remember the name Kevin Hogan on October the 25th.

 

Alta Vista Speech Ė Wednesday, October 20, 2010

 

 

 

E-mails

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin XXXXX" <
kevinXXXXX@rogers.com>
To: "Magma" <
Kevin@hogan.ca>
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: Your site


> Those things will only take you so far. Good luck with your campaign.
>
> K XXXXX
>
> On 2010-09-26, at 20:24, "Magma" <
Kevin@hogan.ca> wrote:
>
>> Hi Kevin,
>>
>> Thanks for pointing out that mistake. I guess spell check fooled me.
>>
>> Kevin Hogan
>> Councillor Candidate
>> Alta Vista Ward #18
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: " Kevin XXXXX " <
kevinXXXXX@rogers.com>
>> To: <
Kevin@hogan.ca>
>> Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:13 PM
>> Subject: Your site
>>
>>
>>> Dear sir,
>>>
>>> It's a little difficult to take a candidate seriously who is against a
>>> "waist" site rather than a "waste" site. I won't list the other howlers.
>>> If you can find and fix those, people may begin to consider you as a
>>> real candidate.
>>>
>>> Yours sincerely,
>>>
>>> Kevin XXXXX
>>> XXXXX Pleasant Park Rd.
>>> Ottawa

 

----- Original Message -----
From: Laura XXXXX
To: kevin@hogan.ca
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 3:20 PM
Subject: RE: ward 18: Elmvale
Dear Mr Hogan,
Thank you very much for your response, it is much appreciated as is your frankness.
Best of luck: you have my vote!
Laura


From: kevin@hogan.ca
To: lauraXXXXX@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: ward 18: Elmvale
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:26:42 -0400

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Hi Laura,

Thank you for taking the time to look through my web site. I have always found that honesty is the best policy. I have a hard enough time keeping the facts straight without trying to remember a whole bunch of lies as well. My competition seems to think that by not "spelling it out" they will be able to avoid making promises that they canít or wonít keep should they get elected. This just makes them appear insincere and untrustworthy, and you canít compare apples to oranges without the facts.

I think that the Elmvale area has become more dangerous. There was even a gang fight with shooting outside of Midway at the corner of Smyth and St. Laurent some time ago. When I'm elected I would advise the police commissioner that a small detachment with officers walking the beat in and around the St. Laurent area is needed. Having one police officer, sitting in their car in the Loblaws' parking lot filling out forms, is not enough of a deterrent. I donít expect that this will stop crimes of passion but it will sure throw a kink into the drug trafficking, gang violence and shoplifting.

I hope this answers your question.

Kevin Hogan,
Councillor Candidate
Alta Vista Ward #18
----- Original Message -----
From: Laura XXXXX
To: kevin@hogan.ca
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 6:30 PM
Subject: ward 18: Elmvale

Dear Mr. Hogan,

Firstly, you have the best candidate website of everyone, your views are clear and this is what the public expects!
(I don't agree with all of the views, but you are by far the most transparent: thank you!)

Secondly, a question for you: are you aware of the ghetto-ization of Elmvale???
Shootings and people being held up at knife point ? What do you plan to do about this?

As a home owner, not only do I worry for my safety but also the value of my property over the next few years.
I would be interested to hear your plans for Elmvale.


http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/mediaroom/newsreleases/10-09-24/f3c31d2e-b25b-4116-a1ce-457dbdc5e871.aspx
Woman robbed at knifepoint at 8:30pm?

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2006/09/21/sadiqi-shooting-elmvale.html
Shooting in Elmvale

I await your answer.
Many thanks,
Laura

 

From: kevin@hogan.ca
To:
dXXXXX@sympatico.ca
Subject: Ottawa
Date: Thur, 30 Sep 2010 14:31:12

Hi Davyd,

I remember taking my son there to watch some of the Triple A games when he was young. My wife's dance group was even invited to do some Hawaiian dance performances, grass skirts and all, for the crowds at half time, for some of the games. It was fun.

I don't like funding private organizations with public money. If the event is such a good thing then it should be able to support itself. Otherwise it should be downsized to a point where the support that it has can sustain the club. There isn't enough support in Ottawa for either a baseball or football franchise. That's why they aren't here anymore. When a group is successful we never hear from them. But when they can't make ends meet they suddenly expect the City to pick up the slack. We barely have enough support for the Ottawa Senators.

So to answer your question, I think the city has invested enough money in the stadium. I have no plans to sink any more public money into it.

Thanks for asking,

Kevin Hogan

Councillor Candidate

Alta Vista Ward #18

----- Original Message -----
From: Davyd XXXXX
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:17 PM
Subject: Ottawa

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As we approach decision day, I would like to know your stand on the Ottawa Baseball Stadium (300 Coventry Rd), do you want to keep this stadium there and baseball being played out of it?
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Kinga XXXXX
To: kevin@hogan.ca
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: Question
Thank you, you can count on my vote.
And if you ever walk going door to door again, please stop by at my house at XXXXX Colbert Cres.
Regards,
Kinga XXXXX
 
On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 9:28 AM, Magma <kevin@hogan.ca> wrote:
Hi Kinga,
As Iíve been walking around going door to door, Iíve noticed the high volume of traffic plaguing Alta Vista, Halifax, and Harding. In fact, the biggest complaint of the residence that live in these areas isnít the high taxes but rather the high volume of traffic. Cars pass by their homes at a rate of about 1 every 3 seconds from mid-afternoon till around 7 p.m. It is estimated that 80% of this traffic is from people passing through our neighbourhood to get to work or the hospitals.
The traffic by Canterbury High School was exacerbated by the bottleneck created when the bicycle path was introduced on St. Laurent between Elmvale and Walkley. The extension of Hunt Club to the 417 is expected to remove a lot of this traffic. If this doesnít work as expected then either we return St. Laurent to 4 lanes, which probably wonít happen because of the school, or we will have to widen Russell Road between Elmvale and Walkley to 4 lanes.
This of coarse wonít help those living along Alta Vista Drive. Only the Alta Vista corridor will alleviate this problem. I understand that the corridor will negatively affect those who live near it and who currently have gardens in the green space. But the safety and quality of life of a much larger number of people are put at risk by not diverting this traffic from their neighbourhoods. This corridor wonít happen any time soon because the NCC has leased part of the land the corridor is supposed to go through, to the General Hospital for a parking lot and the contract will not be finished for about another 4 years.
I am in favour of the corridor because it will help to protect the safety of the children in our community and improve the quality of life in those areas swamped by the roar of non-stop traffic. If you donít believe me, go to one of the streets Iíve mentioned and take a walk around at about 5:00 pm any day of the week. You will be amazed.
I hope this helps you make up your mind,
Kevin Hogan
Councillor Candidate
Alta Vista Ward #18
----- Original Message -----
From: Kinga XXXXX
To: Kevin@Hogan.ca
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 8:29 AM
Subject: Question
Dear Mr. Hogan,
I live in the Alta Vista ward and I'm trying to decide who to vote for in the next elections.
I would like to know your views on the Alta Vista corridor.
Thank you,
Kinga XXXXX

----- Original Message -----

From: Kevin@Hogan.ca

To: elections@ottawa.ca

Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2010 1:40 PM

Subject: Official Complaint

Dear Sir/Madam,

It has come to my attention that Peter Hume's litterature has been left in front of every door of Russell Manor in the common hallways asking people to vote for him. This is in direct violation of the regulations which state that information can be placed on the doors, windows and balconies of private premises but not in the common areas such as hallways.

Also, the people running the polling stations are telling piople that they are not on the list because they didn't realize that half the names are on the other side of the paper. Most of the people being told this are so annoyed having to wait and fill out the long paperwork involved in having their names included on the list that they are walking away and not bothering to vote.

The am sending this to you as an offical complaint

Kevin Hogan

Councillor Candidate

Alta Vista Ward #18

----- Original Message -----

From: Kevin@Hogan.ca

To: jgXXXXX@magma.ca

Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 7:42 PM

Subject: Lawn Sign Request

Hi Mr. XXXXX,

Thank you for your support. I would be happy to put my sign up on your front lawn.

Kevin Hogan

Councillor Candidate

Alta Vista Ward #18

----- Original Message -----
From: George XXXXX
To: kevin@hogan.ca
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 2:23 PM
Subject: Lawn Sign Request



Dear Kevin Hogan:

After watching the Ward #18 Candidate Debate on Rogers Channel #22, September 30th, 2010, I would definitely like you to place your "Vote For" sign on my front lawn because you were the only candidate who promised lower taxes if you were elected as its new councillor.

Tks George XXXXX
XXXXX Orchard Avenue

----- Original Message -----

From: Kevin@Hogan.ca

To: murray.XXXXX@videotron.ca

Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 7:46 PM

Subject: Election.

Hi Mr. XXXXX,

Thank you for your support. Buses might be a good first approach to get the transportation system up and running quicker until usage requires us to increase capacity. I still feel that we should make a decision and do something.

Thanks,

Kevin Hogan

Councillor Candidate

Alta Vista Ward #18

----- Original Message -----
From: Murray XXXXX
To: Kevin@Hogan.ca
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 5:11 PM
Subject: Election.
Hi Kevin.
Just finish browsing your web site and agree with most of your Ideas.
As a Quebecer who has a vote in your ward I agree with all you say about Quebecers I've been advocating that for years even during the 15 years I was working in Ottawa.
Your position on light rail is the only thing I have a problem with, I hope that maybe you will reconsider and look more closely at Mr. Hayden's proposal.
You have my vote. Got to get rid of these career politicians.
Murray XXXXX

----- Original Message -----

From: Kevin@Hogan.ca

To: "Paul XXXXX" <XXXXX@gmail.com>

Sent: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:29:50 -0400

Subject: Re: Accessibility question

Hi Paul,

I empathise with your frustration about the service you received from Mr. Hume. He tends to chart his own coarse without regard to the wishes of his constituents. When I'm elected, I plan to meet with people who have problems and try to help them out. I'll deal with their issues case by case and if I'm unable to help, I'll ask around and try to find the right direction to point them in. I'm glad that you finally resolved your situation. It's a shame it had to cost you so much money to do so.

I'd like to take a moment before saying good bye to thank you for being a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and protecting our way of life. I served in the Reserves during my teens as an infantryman. I understand the demands placed on you and your family from my posting with the 3rd PPCLI in Germany during the Cold War. We should do more for our enlisted men and women. We owe you so much.

Kevin Hogan

Councillor Candidate

Alta Vista Ward #18

----- Original Message -----

From: Paul XXXXX
To: Elauzon1@sympatico.ca ; Kevin@hogan.ca ; Clinton@clintoncowan.ca
Cc: info@peterhume.ca
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2010 7:49 AM
Subject: Accessibility question
Good Morning,
I am serving in the Candian Forces. I was transferred to Ottawa in 2007. When I was transferred, I was informed that my disabled son had to go to the back of the waiting lists for an assitant for the daycare (referred to as an EA) and other municiple services. When I approached Peter Hume for assistance, he directed his Executive Assistant to deny any request for appointments by myself for support on this issue. I have several questions that I would like to have answered prior to voting:
1) Will you deny your constituents their constitutional right to an interview to discuss issues that are key to them?
2) What is your platform for accessibility issues?
3) What can you do to ensure that families, who are transferred into the city due to their employement, receive a seamless transfer of care? What I mean here is that when moving medical files, we transfer directly to the appropriate speciallist. When accessing EAs, we were treated like we were starting the process all over again. This causes unnecessary stress to families who are new to the community and do not know all of the resources that are available to them.
Thankfully, I was able to resolve my issue with the Mayor's office after Mr Hume refused to speak with me. We were lucky, our family had the financial means to fund an EA out of our pocket so our son could attend day care until this issue was resolved. This meant that we were paying $600 a month for daycare plus $1400 a month for the EA. This was unsatisfactory. Consequently, I wish to improve this situation so that future families do not have to endure what our family did.
Thanks
Paul XXXXX

----- Original Message -----

From: Kevin@Hogan.ca

To: "Jonathan XXXXX" <jonXXXXX@hotmail.com>

Sent: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:09:14 -0400

Subject: Re: you got my vote

Hi Jonathan,

I have trouble with people who go green, or support some special interest group, to be politically correct. They usually do this for some hidden reason such as improving their reputation in the public eye. This usually means that they go to the more expensive solution because they think it will make them look like they care so much more. For a lot of politicians, it's just telling the electorate what they want to hear, not what they believe, and by doing this, they are planning to misappropriate government money to further their political career. Not to mention waisting a lot of my money in the process. I'm not anti-green, I just think that inexpensive solutions will be easier to adopt, maintain, and stick to over the long term.

I don't have any figures to know if the money required to keep the bicycle paths clear of snow and ice 24/7 would cost less than the money saved by those few bicycle fans brave enough to bicycle to work for our 6 month winter. I think the cost of wages, machinery, fuel, salt, liability insurance, maintenance, etc would be too excessive for only a handful of users. If I'm not mistaken, the cities in Europe where they use bike paths extensively don't get more than a dusting of snow all year long. Their cities are considerably smaller than Ottawa as well. We are, after all, 1/2 the size of Prince Edward Island.

Thanks for the support.

Kevin Hogan

Councillor Candidate

Alta Vista Ward #18

----- Original Message -----
From: Jonathan XXXXX
To: kevin@hogan.ca
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:58 PM
Subject: you got my vote

Hi Kevin, I've determined your the best candidate for ward 18 but I have 2 concerns.

One I know the green bin aren't the greatest idea but as a parent I think you can understand the need to preserve the environment and the green bins are, if nothing else a step in the right direction.

Two I think bike/padestrian paths are a great idea and if plowed can be used year round. I mean the less cars the better.

Other than that your platform looks great and I wish the best of luck.

Thank you,
Jonathan

Video Link to Rogers TV Ottawa

http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=250&rid=4&gid=71019

http://www.rogersondemand.com/tvshows/municipal_ward_coverage_ottawa/ward_18_alta_vista

Video Link to CBC Ottawa

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/Ottawa/Ottawa_Votes_Video/1558401898/ID=1614410817

 

 

Kevin Hoganís Bio

Residence

Born and raised in Fort William later renamed Thunder Bay, Ontario

Moved to Calgary at 21 years old and lived there for 3 years till the boom ended

Moved to Ottawa from Calgary in 1983 and have lived here since.

Lived on Pixley Private for 15 years before moving to Chapman Boulevard

Have lived on Chapman Boulevard now for 12 years.

Married Life

Married my wife Jovita Hogan (Known as Jovy) in 1991.

She is from the Philippines. Came to Canada in 1990 working as a Nanny for Diplomats.

Our son Cory Hogan was born in 1995 and has attended Vincent Massey and Hillcrest High schools

He has also been written up a number of times in the Ottawa Citizen www.hogan.ca/Cory Check out Jui-Jitsu, Acting, and Dancing for videos of his accomplishments.

Education

Completed grade 12 and matriculated into Lakehead University.

Studied Chemical Engineering for 2 years at Lakehead University

Studied Chemical Engineering at S.A.I.T. (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) for one year.

Completed 2 sessions of Carpentry Apprenticeship schooling at S.A.I.T.

Completed Advanced Carpentry Apprenticeship schooling at Algonquin College receiving a plaque from the province of Ontario for achieving the highest marks in the course.

http://www.hogan.ca/HHI/Qualifications%20and%20Awards/Default.htm

Took a 4 month Entrepreneur Course in 1990 through the YM-YWCA Enterprise Centre

Military Service

Member of Thunder Bay Air Cadets for 2 years.

Member of Lake Superior Scottish Regiment for 4 years

Reached rank of Master Corporal

Spent summers at Shilo, Manitoba and Dunduran, Saskatchewan

Spent 3-1/2 months in Europe serving with the 3rd Mechanized Commandos.

Union Membership

Joined Carpenterís Union in 1981

Was Job Steward for 1 year in 1988

Helped rewrite Local #93ís Bylaws in 1995

Currently a working member of Local #93

Work History

Worked at odd jobs as a teen

Worked as a soldier while a teen

Worked as carpenters since 21 years old

Worked at home renovations for my own company called Hogan Home Improvements for 16 years

Taught 40, 1st Year Apprentice Carpenters at Algonquin College for 1 term in the Spring of 2005.

Volunteer History

My wife and I volunteered for OMHA (Ottawa Multicultural Homemakers Association) when we first got married. We are no longer active.

We were founding members of PICOV (Philippine Independence Committee of the Ottawa Valley) that held a Barrio Fiesta in 1998 at Landsdown Park. We are no longer active.

I was a partner in the "National Songfest" singing competition held by the Filipino community. I left it after the 1st years success to focus on my business.