McEwen: ‘Transparency, revisit restrictive bylaws’

For our community to prosper and grow, we need to encourage young families to move here, foster and support small business and have an excellent communication system with our residents, so situations like Whiskey Landing and St. Aidan’s Church do not repeat themselves.

In my 17 years in Ucluelet, I have started 3 businesses and volunteered on many boards, including serving as president and director on the Chamber of Commerce, the

Pacific Rim Whale Festival board, and the Recreation Commission. I am very approachable, and would love the opportunity to serve on council as a voice for the community for positive change.

As an entrepreneur I know the challenges that face small business, and would strive to encourage transparency of district workings, push to revisit restrictive bylaws, and help ensure sufficient public consultation.

There are many ways local government can lobby to provide opportunities for our own

citizens, such as bringing a higher learning centre here. Partnerships with surrounding communities can only help strengthen us all in our goal to seeing this area thrive.

I would be proud to be chosen as part of our community’s leadership team this term, which I believe is an important one for Ucluelet’s future.

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