a Community Valuing, embracing & Encouraging ALL Citizens.
A long time Social and Community Advocate I know it is critical to recognize the importance of a healthy diverse economy in providing meaningful employment and the necessary tax base from which to run our fair city. We need a strong advocate on council who understands the issues in all areas of the cityFocus on the preservation of Nanaimo’s Heritage and Parks; development working in harmony with the Environment and maintaining the unique character of neighbourhoods; Citizen Driven Not Developer Driven. Recognizing the importance of a healthy diverse economy; providing meaningful employment and the necessary tax base. Smart growth not rapid growth. .
Recognizing social, environmental, cultural and economic aspects are intertwined; linking community together. A focus on one without the others detracts from the whole.
A Community that recognizes and values diversity and the potential of ALL citizens to contribute toward making Nanaimo a Vibrant and INCLUSSIVE community.A growing city Nanaimo Council needs to follow through on recommendations in the Core Service Review (pt 1) and Deloitte Report that have the potential to save millions; council should also insure that the second part of the Core Review is done. With a growing population and economy these savings could be put towards lowering taxes, increasing service provision as well as hiring employees for such.