CONTRIBUTION · 18th November 2011
I wish each and every candidate the very best and luck tomorrow; you have all shown commitment to the future of Kitimat.
Each candidate has expressed interest in dealing with Kitimat infrastructure, municipal revenue and tax, sustainability, procurement and education. Municipal government plays a huge part in ensuring municipalities matter, in all aspects. They are your voice, your commitment, and your future.
Your new council needs to continually work with community groups to make the community a better place for everyone. We have many committees, and more and more popping up all over, which is great. Hopefully they donít take away from the already established committees, not only doubling up on the work but also the requests for funding.
The council needs to looks at each committee and offer support, The Interagency Committee recently identified a need in the community. This committee recognized roadblocks and quickly set out plans to overcome these roadblocks, implementing one of the solutions. With the support of super valu and KCSS, this group set up the first soup kitchen out of the multipurpose room at the hospital. Monday Nov 14, the volunteers made chilli/buns, and good food boxes, for 57 people. Thank you to the dedicated citizens, to Dennis OíNeil, (community services society) the community groups and the volunteers for the very quick action on this deficiency. Its community groups like the interagency committee who are committed to finding solutions for social responsibilities in our community.
Council needs to lead with consultation with community members to ensure a viable and sustainable community. Be diligent in voting for your future dedicated council member; if you donít attend or watch council meetings be informed. The community needs work horses for council. A councillor who will do their homework, their research and be prepared for meetings----be prepared for your future.
Again good luck to all the candidates November 19th. .
Respectfully, Mary Murphy