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:
2) I have great concern and passion for serving our community in an active way.
I have four generations of my family living in Williams Lake, which includes my parents, my in-laws, my children and grandchildren.
I have great pleasure in stating that they all are living and growing very well in our community.
I feel that by being in council I can be more effective and serve much better.
3) Economic development, fiscal accountability, and safe community.
4) a) economic development.
This can be achieved by reducing red tape and by creating a healthy and safe investment environment.
b) fiscal accountability.
Spending and raising taxes has to be kept under strict control.
Every penny has to be very judiciously examined and then spent.
The City debt, we have to quit finger pointing and develop an effective methodology, and take responsibility.
We should provide every genuine and possible help to developers to encourage positive participation in new ventures.
This will create new jobs which will in turn create and provide a strong base.
c) Safe community.
We should continue pursuing our strategy to fight crime as vigorously as at present. We should continue providing necessary tools to the law enforcement people.