By the number of hits I've been getting here, it looks like maybe there are many are looking for people they can believe in enough to cast their ballot for them on November 19th. I'd like to be one of those people.
It would be nice to meet each of you in person -- but in a place the size of North Cowichan, knocking on every door would take years. I'll do my best, and leave my calling card if I don't find you home. You may even find I approach you at the grocery store or in the parking lot.
I'm also asking you to approach me, either drop me a note through the contact form, take the online survey (I'd really like to know what you feel are the three most pressing issues facing us here in North Cowichan) or invite me over -- to share ideas with you and your friends and neighbours.
The politics of opposition and argument polarizes people, driving us apart instead of bringing us together. We need consultation, cooperation and collaboration, among all levels of government, all residents and all Council members.
The Mayor and Council have been seeking input, through committees and community meetings, yet I often hear from people that they don't feel heard. I want to work to bridge that disconnect.
At the end of the day, no matter what our divergent opinions on issues, we're all neighbours, sharing our own versions of the same experience -- the human experience -- in this beautiful place called Cowichan. These times are calling for the best humanity has to offer. Let's put it out there.