ELECTION 2014: Candidate QandA with Sheilah Fea

Candidate QandA with councillor candidate Sheilah Fea in Sidney

  • Nov. 13, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Sheilah Fea

Occupation: Retired.

Background:

I have extensive experience serving on a number of boards and committees in our community. I have been elected as School Board Trustee, and North Saanich Council. For the past five years I have served as the President of the Peninsula Celebrations Society, which is responsible for organizing events such as Sidney Days, the fireworks, Summer Sounds, and the Christmas and Canada Day parades.

 

1.  Why are you running for council?

Our community is great, however there is always room for improvement. I’m particularly interested in responsible development, which provides a range of housing choices that meet the needs of our entire community.

 

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

• Zero per cent tax increases for a number of years.

• Improve our business permit application process.

• Support our local arts and culture by ensuring appropriate municipal backing.

 

3.  Is council’s relationship with the business community adequate and what would you change if elected?

By extending the permit application process from once per year to once every five to 10 years we can improve efficiencies for our business community. By working more closely with the Sidney Business Improvement Association we can ensure our policies and infrastructure are adequate.

 

4.  What sort of balance should Sidney seek to achieve on its waterfront land?

In the interest of our community, open access, park space and development must continue to be balanced to maintain the amazing quality of life our waterfront lands offer us.

 

5.  How would you contribute to people’s enjoyment in living, working and playing in Sidney?

We are blessed to live in a community with so many non-profits capable of providing outstanding levels of service to our community.

To keep our community healthy and engaged council must support organizations such as the Memorial Parks Society, the Community Arts Council and the Peninsula Recreation Centre.

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