McMaster: Think of the next generation, stay focused

I’ve been honoured to serve as your councillor for the past 3 years.

When elected my platform was infrastructure and my ability to get the job done.

As I ask for your vote again, there’s little reason to change my platform.

We must think of the next generation of Tofitians and stay focused.

If a beach was closed for fecal contamination, our economy would be devastated.

No more “pooping” in the ocean!

The federal government has mandated we treat our liquid waste by 2020; failure to do so will limit our access to government loans.

Tofino’s water demand is predicted to exceed supply in 10-34 years.

An alternative water source may be required. This would be cost prohibitive and require a government loan – which may not be accessible if we’re not treating our liquid waste as mandated.

It’s “pot-hole” season, a timely reminder of the poor state of our roads. RMI funds could be used to help pave our access roads, like Hellesen and Gibson.

More sidewalks and cycle lanes are needed.

Community should benefit as much as feasible from RMI funding.

Finally, the community has to reach consensus that attainable housing is an issue that’s not going away and must be dealt with.

Big issues, big costs and few tax dollars. We cannot and should not continue to pass these onto the next generation.

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