District of Hope councillor candidate Q&A: Craig Traun

District of Hope: Council candidate Q&A

Craig Traun

Q1: What experience do you have that makes you suited to be a councillor for the District of Hope?

Although I don’t bring a lot of political experience with me, I have managed a successful local business that has served this community for several years as well as been a part of many local community groups which has allowed me to develop the skills needed to work well with others in group/team situations.

Q2: What are the two most pressing issues facing the district? How do you plan to address them? (be specific)

1) Community retention/job creation — In addressing this problem I will make sure to bring different ideas to the table that help to entice new business to town as well as making sure I am in support of zoning and local development that makes sense for creating a business-friendly atmosphere.

2) Infrastructure — I plan to work with fellow councillors and staff to find the most efficient and cost-effective ways to allocate funds that best suit the immediate needs of the town of Hope.

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?

If elected I plan to do my best to keep taxes manageable and be more supportive of local development if it makes sense for the town. I hope to work with my fellow councillors and staff to ensure that we keep our existing necessities as well as being open to any new ideas that would enhance the quality of living in the town as well as attract new residents.

Q4: How do you plan to listen to and communicate with residents of Hope if you are elected? (be specific)

If elected you will find I am a very easily approachable person. Whether it be through email, telephone or in-person conversation, I welcome the idea of listening and responding to your thoughts or concerns regarding issues with the town of Hope.


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