neighbours working together for a stronger community
It will take working together to build a strong and resilient community. A new up to date OCP can only help us in those goals.
I'm committed to working collaboratively toward solutions -- with citizens, community groups, neighbouring governments, First Nations and senior levels of government.
Democracy can and should be a collaboration. It should not feel like a tug of war, but more like building a house or planting a garden.
Continue to improve relations between Council and First Nations by implementing the pertinent Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and equally important, developing relationships of trust and collaboration.
Strengthen the relationship between Council and the City of Duncan as parts of the commercial core are governed by each of us.
Explore shared use of public infrastructure; for instance, using schools as local community centers in the evenings and on weekends.
Pressure senior levels of government to tie grants to local priorities and to share new sources of revenue with local government.
- Proactively collaborate with citizens, non profit groups, First Nations, and government agencies such as: VIRL, VIHA, SD 79, CVRD Electoral Areas, the City of Duncan, the towns of Ladysmith and Lake Cowichan as well as Province of BC and Federal Government.