P.A. legal aid lawyer enters Ward 2 ring

By Spencer Sterritt
September 6, 2016 - 6:01am Updated: September 6, 2016 - 6:56am

A Prince Albert lawyer is hoping her legal experience will help Ward 2 achieve its full potential.

Terra Lennox-Zepp, who’s worked the last six years as a legal aid lawyer, entered the city councillor race on Friday, Sept. 2.

Crime prevention is the largest focus of her campaign, she said.

“I think it will be beneficial to have someone who knows what’s really going on with crime in our city,” she said. “People sometimes don’t feel safe in our city and I want safety. I want to advocate to the province for crime prevention for us.”

She works downtown and lives nearby. Growing up just north of the city, Lennox-Zepp said she hasn’t seen P.A. live up to its potential and is “frustrated” with city council.

“I want our city to have good, thoughtful decisions based on what citizens are wanting,” she said. “I think I can be that thoughtful decision-maker.”

To complete her goals as councillor, Lennox-Zepp said reinvigorating downtown is essential for her ward and the city as a whole.

“The more people who frequent downtown businesses the safer people feel to be there,” she said. “Increasing the foot traffic to go into our downtown businesses, there’s really a feeling of safety in the masses.”

She cited Saskatoon’s revitalized downtown as evidence of what a bustling urban population can do.

Ward 2 is comprised of more than Central Ave. however. It’s the largest ward in the city, stretching from north of the river to the east and west flats.

“I think it’s useful I grew up just north of P.A.,” she said. “Of all the wards in P.A., I understand these areas best.”

Lennox-Zepp is running against incumbent councillor Rick Orr.

 

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