Anderson: ‘High level of public engagement is critical’

I would like to thank our community for all their participation in all the planning processes that Tofino has taken on. The high level of public engagement is critical to developing the best possible path for council and staff to follow. In serving as your councillor I will deliver on those goals and priorities that have been expressed so clearly by our hard working citizens.

If elected I will continue to dedicate myself to the job with a strong commitment to public engagement and communication. The next term of council will be dominated by the needs and demands for improved infrastructure, wastewater treatment, water system upgrades, and road improvement. With the completion of Tofino’s liquid waste management plan we can then, finally, get on with dealing with our waste properly. These basic services, water, sewer, and transportation infrastructure, are the first job of council.

Other areas of focus important to me are: reconciliation with our First Nations neighbours, development of our arts, heritage and culture plans, support for recreational programming, volunteer recognition, and especially developing a strategy to bring more housing options in our community. I don’t have all the answers to this complex issue but I will continue to strive toward suitable solutions.

It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve with other councillors who worked hard on your behalf and brought a high standard of professionalism and commitment to their community.