ELECTION 2014: Candidate QandA with Shawn Munro

Candidate QandA with councillor candidate Shawn Munro in Central Saanich

  • Nov. 13, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Shawn Munro

Occupation: GIS Technician.

Background:

I grew up on an acreage on Old West Saanich Road, attending local public schools. I earned a Science Degree at UVic, as well as an Environmental Technology Diploma at Camosun College.

Being elected to council will give me the ability to give back to the community I love.

 

1.  Why are you running for Council?

My involvement with other cultures and as well as nine years working for our local government, I feel that this experience has given me a unique perspective that I can bring to the table and to enhance our district.

 

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

A) Local focus. Listening and acting on behalf of the residences of Central Saanich.

B) Local food. Encourage community involvement in supporting sustainable food sources.

C) Local business. Promote growth for success and encourage positive business relationships.

 

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

My leadership strengths include integrity, dedication, strong communication skills, and effective collaboration with others to inspire action towards common goals.

 

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

I feel that we have achieved a good balance between agriculture and residential in Central Saanich but believe that more businesses should be encouraged in the Keating Industrial Area as this will contribute to our community.

 

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

Although I am in support of preservation of natural lands, due to the high cost of this particular project, my main concern would be the long term costs to the residents of Central Saanich.

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