ELECTION 2014: Candidate QandA with Christopher Graham

Candidate QandA with councillor candidate Christopher Graham

  • Nov. 5, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Chris Graham

Christopher Graham

Occupation: Accountant and business owner.

Background: I have 12 years of council experience, serving on Council from 1996 to 2008. I am in my third year serving as a director for the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. I am an owner of Beacon Tax Services and A Paddle in the Park Kayaking.

1.  Why are you running for Council?

I would like to continue working on issues that are important to our community including: creating a local economic development strategy, ensuring regional food security, offering affordable housing and promoting a transparent and accountable local government.

2.  What are your top three issues to tackle, if elected?

Engaging residents in the review of the Regional Sustainability, protecting and repairing our natural environment and carefully managing fiscal resources to provide essential services while living within the realities of our current tax base.

3.  What kind of leadership will you bring to council?

I will continue to be hard working, proactive and responsive to concerns of residents and taxpayers in Central Saanich.

4.  What are your thoughts on industrial, residential and agricultural balance in Central Saanich?

People tell me they live here because of the rural character, natural beauty and convenient access to a variety of goods and services.  People want Council to ensure we retain and build upon these qualities and to follow our Official Community Plan. I will continue to respect and further all of these objectives.

5.  Do you think council should proceed with the proposal Maber Flats project?

The project offers many benefits including storm water management, restoration of a natural wetland and improving water quality within our watershed. Council’s decision on this project would benefit from more public engagement, a comprehensive examination of the agricultural benefits, a more detailed project plan and a review of the value for taxpayers and how it fits within our long term financial plan.

 

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