Council candidate: Paul Gerrard

District of Saanich: Paul Gerrard, council candidate

  • Oct. 17, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Saanich Coun. Paul Gerrard.

Name: Paul Gerrard

Age: 68

Occupation: Business owner

Describe your relevant background:

  • Past president of Gorge Tillicum Community Association.
  • Elected to Saanich Council 2008. Re-elected 2011.
  • Chair of Regional Housing Trust Fund Commission.
  • Leadership Council for Coalition to End Homelessness.
  • Chair – Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee.
  • Board member – Royal and McPherson Theatres Society.
  • Chair – Greater Victoria Public Library Board.
  • Director – CRD Water Commission.
  • Vice – chair Saanich Community Association Network.
  • Board member Capital Region Housing Corporation.
  • Board member Saanich Neighbourhood Place.
  • Member Saanich Planning and Transportation Committee.
  • Member Saanich Development Process Review Committee.
  • Member Saanich Economic Development Committee.
  • Member The Land Conservancy.
  • Member Gorge Waterway Action Society.
  • Member Canadian Wildlife Federation.

How would you be a beneficial voice on Saanich council?

As a Saanich Councillor, I will continue to :

  • Work to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all Saanich residents.
  • Promote safe,healthy communities by supporting strong police, fire and bylaw enforcement departments.
  • Encourage sustainable developments based on Smart Growth principles, and promote the concept of complete communities, with amenities and mixed-use development supporting major urban centres.
  • Support a strong local economy and business opportunities.
  • Promote fiscal responsibility while maintaining essential services and without neglecting important infrastructure projects.
  • Support a co-operative regional vision to planning and transportation choices.
  • Protect the Urban Containment Boundary and ALR lands.
  • Support the Regional Housing Trust Fund and other affordable housing initiatives.
  • Encourage active participation in sports, recreation, trails and fitness programs.
  • Support, promote and protect potential LRT corridors.
  • Support local farming, organic practices, pocket markets and community gardens.
  • Support, promote and protect the arts, culture and heritage of Saanich.
  • Support and promote measures to combat climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

What is your campaign slogan or guiding principle?

The front of my brochure says it all: “Committed to community building in Saanich.”

Website: paulgerrard.ca

 

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