Sechelt is a place with geographical opportunities and limitations. The natural local environment, unhurried pace of life, and close proximity to the Lower Mainland have long been primary draws in attracting residents.
Sechelt is ALREADY an amazing place that has achieved a thriving mix of residential/commercial/industrial land uses, alongside a vibrant and diverse civic community. We must recognize the great work that has been done by current and past citizens to build this town.
Our job as the District Council is first, not to mess up a good thing, and secondly, to ‘responsibly’ entertain new opportunities that will grow upon that existing success. Some of our job is to help generate local business, but most importantly, we need to ensure we balance our budget and remain in a good financial position to continue as a provider of community services long into the future.
It is the right of Sechelt’s citizens to have a fully transparent Municipal process that is responsive to its collective needs: these are ‘entitlements’ protected under Law. We all benefit when informed citizens are able to become active participants in debate. Each citizen, after all, is an equal stakeholder in the future of Sechelt, as outlined and protected in our Community Charter.
I look forward to engaging the public in respectful and inclusive discussions.
In my term as Sechelt Councillor I aim to build bridges and heal fractures that have arisen in our community. I seek to become active in reconciling differences and moving forward with a vision of progress that includes everyone.