Councillor (incumbent) for the Town of Sidney, first elected in 1988. Moved to Sidney in 1973 with Gloria and their two sons, Timothy and Thomas.
Retired from the Royal Canadian Navy, a Sidney volunteer firefighter and a member of the Sidney Fire Wardens Committee, a member of the Sidney Little League executive and was a charter member of the Peninsula Minor Hockey executive and a member of the Sanscha Board, as well as other council liaison duties.
1. Why are you running for council?
With Gloria and our two sons, we moved to Sidney in 1973 from National Defence HQ, Ottawa, we now have two grandsons living in the great place Sidney is to raise a family. Time to pay back!
2. What are your top three issues to tackle, if elected?
a) Reasonable taxes from residents and business.
b) Reasonable annual revenue for Town operations.
c) To challenge senior governments to sponsor tragic event grants similar to the energy savings programmes. This would enable home owners and business to harden up their premises to prevent very large damage costs due to a tragic event such as; earthquakes, tsunamis and violent climate actions.
3. Is council’s relationship with the business community adequate and what would you change if elected?
Actually the relationship with business is still good. Such as that with SBIA and Chamber, much as a result of the Mayor’s Task Force.
4. What sort of balance should Sidney seek to achieve on its waterfront land?
Simple, a people place, first and foremost.
5. How would you contribute to people’s enjoyment in living, working and playing in Sidney?
By maintaining the walkable, friendly, seaside town that is complete, with Saanich Peninsula Recreation and Mary Winspear Community Cultural Centre facilities providing recreation, culture and the arts to the residents.