The Tribune asked candidates running in the municipal, regional, and School District 27 election a few questions about themselves and their platforms.
We asked the following:
• What position are you running for?
• Why are you running for it?
• What do you see as the top three issues to address in your community?
• How do you propose to tackle them?
Candidates in the area, including those who have been acclaimed, were invited to participate for free
and were given a maximum word limit of 275 words to answer the questions above.
The following are the answers we received from participating candidates:
1. What position are you running for? Williams Lake city councillor
2. Why are you running for it? I want the community more open to business and to ensure the City serves its residents to the highest standard possible which includes more “common sense” thinking on Williams Lake City Council and less on bylaws/policies.
3.What do you see as the top three issues to address in your community? Jobs, sustainable community facilities and more business friendly policies at Williams Lake City Hall.
4. How do you propose to tackle them? a) Jobs — ensure policies at Williams Lake City Hall promote an “open for business” climate and there will be no tax increases from 2012 to 2014 and work with the local Chamber of Commerce and local developers in this regard.
b) Sustainable community facilities — I support the planning process to ensure a revitalized Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex is in line with the needs of the general public which would include a swimming pool but could include an indoor walking track.
I also support bringing City partnerships to bear to ensure a sustainable Scout Island facility — now and in the future.
c) More business-friendly policies — again, work with local Chamber of Commerce and local developers to ensure that City regulatory policies are not an impetus to business/developers but ensuring the overall community interest is still protected.