Price looks for second Sidney term

Steve Price aims for a second term on Sidney council in hopes of continuing the work started over the past three years.

Steve Price aims for a second term on Sidney council in hopes of continuing the work started over the past three years.

Price’s platform hinges around a theme of ‘common sense leadership.’ His approach in everything from his work with council to double BC Transit service to Summergate Village and West Sidney to his spearheading the push for a pedestrian overpass over Highway 17 at Beacon Avenue.

“If there’s one thing I could leave behind after my time on council, I’d be happy if I helped protect the lives of kids who need to cross the Pat Bay at Beacon,” he said. The pedestrian overpass is a goal he believes is close to reality. With the Town of Sidney and the Victoria Airport Authority already committing $100,000 each, Price thinks the province might get onboard once a Ministry of Transportation engineering study is compete this winter. He hopes voters will give him the chance to champion the crossing until it’s built.

If re-elected, Price pledges to continue casting his council vote in common sense ways that defend the people and character of Sidney as the town grows and changes. He’s proud to have been instrumental in the new Sidney Lions Food Bank location at Iroquois Park, built by the town and provided at a reduced rent of $1.

Price also takes a keen interested in regional issues. As Sidney’s CRD Regional Housing Trust Fund Commissioner, he helped approve $15 million in new assisted and affordable housing units throughout the Greater Victoria.

Price, a married father of three grown boys, is also a member of the Army, Navy & Air force Veterans Sidney Unit 302 and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 37. Around Remembrance Day he can be seen on the streets as an area captain with the Poppy Campaign.