As part of my commitment to increasing transparency in local governance, I will be publishing a record of the names of people I have met with in my role as city councillor for Ward 4, along with the name of their associated organizations and the date of the meeting.

This public disclosure of meetings will be shared on my web site and will be updated on an ongoing basis. It will not include internal meetings with my council colleagues or city staff.

If you would like to meet with me, please submit this form outlining the topic you would like to discuss and the dates and times that would work for you. 

By submitting this form requesting a meeting, you are consenting to me publishing your name, the date of our meeting and the name of your associated organization, if applicable, in my public disclosure of meetings. You understand that this disclosure of meetings will be publicly available on my web site.

Note: requests for confidential meetings—for example, where a resident has filed a confidential complaint regarding bylaw enforcement—will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please indicate the reason you are requesting confidentiality when you submit your request. In these cases, I will include a general description of the meeting and the date of the meeting but I will not identify you by name.


What would you like to meet with me about?

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  • Matthew Hendry
    commented 2019-02-01 18:30:39 -0500
    I am a student at King’s, UWO and I am currently working on a policy assignment for my Social Justice and Peace studies community based learning course. I’m placed with Life Spin as part of the community component and they have tasked me with looking into the Ontario Renovates Program. I am wondering if you would be willing to meet with me and shed more light on how this program works?
  • Daniel Hall
    commented 2019-01-29 10:25:18 -0500
    East-West Bikeway Study – sharing the cycling community’s motivations to see bike lanes in both directions on Dundas and to understand your thoughts on the matter.
  • Frederico Batti
    commented 2018-11-13 13:06:44 -0500
    Hi Jesse, I heard that you support the bus rapid transit system and I have noticed that there is a reluctance regard this project here in london.

    I am from Curitiba/Brazil, the second city in the world to install this system and it has been very successful there.

    I am economist and I have worked in Curitiba city hall and I still have contacts there. If you need support for BRT in London, please don’t exite in contact me. I have lots of information and experience with this system. I am pretty sure that BRT is going to contribute to London development.

    Best Regards,

  • Douglas Rivet
    commented 2018-11-08 09:15:37 -0500
    Traffic and safety conditions on Ontario St between Dundas St and Queen Ave.

    In 2017 when Dundas Street construction caused a road closure, a natural effect of this was increased traffic along connector routes including Ontario Street. Traffic volume and speed along our small stretch of road resulted in temporary measures being put in place to calm traffic. This intervention worked tremendously.

    An unforeseen consequence of the Dundas Street closure was the ‘discovery’ of Ontario Street as a convenient connector. This has turned the short span of the road into an informal drag way. Vehicles routinely attempt to make the distance between from intersection to intersection as fast as possible. This activity has resulted in many close calls for vehicle vs. pedestrian collisions along with near collisions at the Queens Ave 2-way stop. None of this is reported in ‘official’ LPS data but I can assure it occurs. My worry is something drastic will occur before action is investigated.

    I would love to discuss this with yourself or someone on your staff at your earliest convenience.
  • Marie Russell
    commented 2018-11-07 08:17:28 -0500
    As a Community Outreach Worker in the N5Y area of London, I would like an opportunity to meet with our Ward Councillor, Jesse Helmer to discuss how the youth in our community can work with Jesse in a campaign to put lights in the Huron Heights Park where they play basketball. I, along with Matt Freele (Youth Pastor at Knollwood Baptist Church) would love to support a project led by the youth themselves, as a way to introduce them to civic policies and procedures. The youth in our community spend endless hours on the court at Huron Heights Park and they have voiced their concerns about the lack of lighting in the park many times at our weekly Drop-In.
  • Shannon James
    commented 2018-10-23 19:49:52 -0400
    -Developing an off-leash dog park with a water main

    -Starting a recycling program in my neighborhood

    -Improving neighborhood aesthetics

    -How can I get involved to help my community more?
  • Brian Broere
    commented 2018-10-15 12:16:04 -0400
    A tree planted in my front yard this past weekend
  • Michelle De Ruiter
    commented 2018-09-18 10:37:43 -0400
    The Rotary Club of London East is interested in a donating to the public space / park space. Possibly donating equipment or a cement ping pong table.
  • navaneeth mohan
    followed this page 2018-07-29 11:13:07 -0400
  • navaneeth mohan
    commented 2018-07-29 11:11:58 -0400
    I’m a news producer at Radio Western. Over the past two years, I noticed that London’s transportation scene has been changing. With a lot more people biking, and the bridge under renovation, and the BRT being proposed, I’m curious what the future would look like. So, I am reaching out to bus drivers, bicycle advocates, and urban planning consultants to know more. Their collective voices will be published as an 8-episode podcast.

    I would like to interview you for one of the episodes. The interview will be pre-recorded and edited by me and aired on Radio Western 94.9FM.