Come out and vote 110m past the pumpkin. All Ghouls and Goblins, Witches, Skeletons, Faeries, and even Trolls Welcome. 8am to 8pm Saturday Brennan Park.
This Pumpkin will be reused and was purchased as a donation to the Squamish Food Bank.
to address several issues raised during this campaign, such as human waste on trials, vanlife, and increased communication by the Council and The District of Squamish, I promise to ask staff to add a page to the District website to communicate the location of public washrooms, their hours, what facillities they have, and to increase the number of men’s washrooms with change tables.
People shouldn’t have to use sites like Public Toilet Near Me to find a public washroom in Squamish. And men shouldn’t have to go to several or#squatforchange to find a place to change their infants. Its great to have new washrooms at Trailheads, now we need to let people know about them.
This is an easy way to increase communication and livability for Squamish.
Some might think these promises are small compared to the larger issues facing Squamish. I agree, however this is the kind of work from council that affects people’s quality of day-to-day life and takes up the majority of council time – and it’s a promise we can keep.
We can always work on improving communication; this is something that I noticed and promise to continue doing.
(photo credit Pique Newsmagazine linked in post)
I promise, to bring “The Right to Wind in Your Hair” to Squamish as Your Squamish Councilor.
During this campaign, people have promised a lot of things. Many people have asked what we can do as a council to improve their lives. Some of these things will take co-ordination at multiple levels of government, such as regional transit.
I can’t personally promise to give you money, or to fund large programs. I can tell you, I will dedicate myself to working towards larger, long term social infrastructure needs, such as housing, recreation, a new Brennan Park, and other Livability measures.
I can however, make one simple campaign promise. If I am elected Your Squamish Councilor, I will bring Cycling Without Age to Squamish. As a community, we can afford rickshaw bikes, with private partnerships, for this program, perhaps more with support from business and local recreation groups. As the “Outdoor Capital of Canada”, doesn’t every Squamish elder have the “Right to Wind in Your Hair”?
We can do this Squamish! We can improve Livability, foster community and connections between people, increase recreation opportunities for people of all ages, and get out and have some fun at the same time. Join me and let’s bring Cycling Without Age Canada to Squamish. There are already 16 Chapters in Canada, 3 in BC; Nelson, Victoria, and Sydney. Alberta has 4. Let’s do this Squamish and be that 4th Chapter in BC.
The Scottish Parliament has promoted this program for the entire country. “The team behind an innovative scheme, Cycling Without Age, which helps older people benefit from cycling is to receive additional Scottish Government support. A Pilot project running in Falkirk is currently benefitting from £36,000 from the Scottish Government and the European Social Fund.” This can be done by municipal government.
See all the videos at the bottom of their homepage for inspiration, including the one below, and join me in bringing Cycling Without Age to Squamish as Your Squamish Councilor. That is my campaign promise.
So of course to prepare for the forum on the environment I wrote answers and then something else came out at the moment or everyone else had taken the answer so I made up something up on the fly, (Question 2) So I wanted to give my answers in full that I prepared. Thanks so much again to Climate Action Network, Squamish Environment Society, and Citizens for My Sea to Sky for hosting the forum.
What do you see as the three greatest threats to wildlife, habitat, and ecosystem health in Squamish? What are some concrete steps you will take to address these issues? How will you ensure they are part of the conversation when making decisions?
Climate change is a global problem that needs local solutions. What are tangible actions that Council can take to reduce carbon emissions/pollution from Squamish residents, businesses, industry, and local government?
What do you see as the three greatest challenges related to development in Squamish and how would you address them?
Personally, I have concerns over the safety of both our community and the environment with regard to the project. Understanding that WLNG is a Provincial and Federal jurisdiction, there is only so much at a Municipal level, that we have authority over.
We currently have no representation at the negotiating table and without District representation advocating for the best interest of Squamish, we will assume all the risk but gain none of the benefit through negotiated community supports.
Sustainability is top priority, this includes sustainability of our environment and sustainability of our aging infrastructure. A worst case scenario is for this resource development to be approved by the Provincial and Federal regulators, Squamish assumes all the burden and most of the safety risk, and the community receives next to nothing in compensation. We do not have regulatory authority over this project but the voice of Squamish needs to be at that table.