District of Hope: Council candidate Q&A
Q1: What experience do you have that makes you suited to be a councillor for the District of Hope?
I have been a resident of Hope since 1981. I am involved in several successful businesses. I know what fiscal responsibility is and I have worked diligently the last four years to bring my expertise into the District of Hope.
Q2: What are the two most pressing issues facing the district? How do you plan to address them? (be specific)
The most pressing issues in Hope are financial accountability and building and maintaining its infrastructure. With the current tax base and the present growth this has been very difficult to balance. As we look into the future it appears even more challenging.
Q3: Many residents of Hope struggle with availability and affordability of housing and basic necessities. This is compounded by a job market with many low-paying jobs and many residents living on fixed incomes. If elected, what will you do to make Hope a place where people can live, work and play comfortably?
First of all, I will continue with affordable housing. Second, I will work with council to put in place an economic development officer, responsible to council, to promote our available land base for residential and commercial ventures.
Q4: How do you plan to listen to and communicate with residents of Hope if you are elected? (be specific)
Being involved in the community I have always been available with a open mind and a common sense approach to discuss any issue and then try to bring about a resolution.
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