October 20, 2018: Thank you. I’m re-elected and looking forward to the next four years. Here are the election results. Many thanks to candidates and community for a civil, thoughtful election period.
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October 19, 2018: Don’t forget to vote tomorrow.
October 18, 2018: Here’s a recap of 30 Ideas in 30 Days.
#1 Be rural.
#2 Be collaborative.
#3 Make more public art.
#4 Partner for affordable housing.
#6 Commit to conservation development.
#7 Welcome the neighbours.
#8 Continue to revitalize the Davies Orchard.
#9 Do less, but more of what matters.
#10 Conduct an Island Survey each year.
#11 Implement business licensing.
#12 Landscape the Cove Commons.
#13 Plan for creative use of Government Dock in Snug Cove.
#14 Make an evacuation plan.
#15 Recognize the efficiency of our current ferry marshalling.
#16 Make dump day free again.
#17 Genuinely explore alternative transportation options.
#18 Further develop and implement our asset management plan.
#19 Research, write, and implement a Community Economic Development Plan.
#20 Move past the planning stage for community amenities.
#21 Know your local demographics.
#22 Treasure (and expand?) our park.
#23 Rewrite the Official Community Plan.
#24 Introduce Facebook Town Halls on specific topics.
#25 Directly address the short-term vacation rental issue.
#26 Schedule quarterly meetings for progress reports.
#27 Recruit a community volunteer coordinator.
#28 Have Saturday hours at Municipal Hall.
#29 Host an event on the Future of the Crown Lands.
#30 Communicate online. Consistently.
September 10, 2018: I have filed my nomination papers for another term as a councillor on Bowen Island. I hope I’ve earned your support.
As in my last un-campaign, I ask anyone who wants to offer financial support to instead donate to a worthy cause. This time, please pledge to the Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation.
Every bit helps.
Go on over to the 30 Ideas in 30 Days link for the most current posts. And read up at About if you’d like to know more about me.