REPORTING · 31st October 2010
The Kitimat Daily contacted all of all the candidates in the by-election via email and asked them a simple question: in 150 words or less, If elected to Council, what would they bring to the table. The fifth reply we received was from Mary Murphy.
Here is her response:
I am committed to the future and future development of Kitimat. Economical development and seeking opportunities for growth is key. Supporting all incentives without closing doors is in itself a challenge. Continue to work with the committees, promoting retirement in our community without labelling Kitimat as a retirement community. Seeking industrial interests, yet committing to environmental excellence, priority. Reduction in population means removal of many resources, which makes a desirable community. Reality you need the tax base structure to support, maintain schools, hospital and other services.
Working closely with industries to meet their needs, and communicate the needs of the community is key to prosperity and growth. Communication with the government to use our resources to create jobs within our community needs to be continually communicated to governments at all levels. Kitimat was designed to expand, with the town separated from the industrial setting we need to work on receiving all types of businesses with an open mind.