Sean Murdock – Cache Creek mayor candidate
Question: How long have you lived in your community?
A: Since 2016.
Question: What is your occupation?
A: Property/Business operator
Question: Have you done any volunteer work here? Which group(s)?
A: I was taught that helping people starts close to home, but this won’t always involve being a member of an organization. I quietly give a lot of my time and energy towards helping folks here, (but I won’t seek credit or acknowledgement for it).
Question: Have you served before in municipal government or on a Board of School Trustees? If yes, where, when, and for how long?
Question: Which issues are most important to you?
A: Some candidates will predictably answer this question with “economic development.” The economic trends here from the last 10 years, and the constant downward trajectory of Cache Creek’s population and economic strength is unacceptable. We keep losing businesses and people here.
The big-picture is this: 30% of Cache Creek’s residents live under the national poverty line. As a small business operator, it’s plain to see that we have a serious labour problem, as well as a shortage of affordable housing.
The prevalence and abuse of hard drugs is alarming, and this needs to be addressed in meaningful, concrete ways immediately because it’s only getting worse.
Big problems have been ignored by elected officials for far too long, and the Village will continue to suffer without a serious change of direction. 6. First-off, I’m confident in my ability to secure sizable capital investments from federal and provincial governments (with private developers), for large-scale infrastructure, energy or residential building projects. (Frankly, I can’t believe this hasn’t already occurred in all these years).
Cache Creek needs a cheerleader and promoter for the community. We live in a beautiful place, and we deserve to be proud of our home.