I want to thank everyone who voted for me – certainly getting 37 per cent of the vote is more than I expected, but similar to 2008. That means about a third of the town feels they have concerns that aren’t being heard. I am not going away, and am here to work with you on the issues that you raised. I’m taking the specific concerns I heard straight to the elected councillors and they are receptive.
“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance” is an old saying, and that is what we need to realize. Some on council think they are the be-all and end-all of progress in Cache Creek, but they aren’t. It’s time for citizens to become more alert to what is happening – ideally by talking with councillors directly, but also by organizing what you want to see happen. I want to work on learning more about the community bus and identifying the real need for transportation in our community, dust off the seniors’ housing needs survey and follow it up, and get local businesses back involved in improving the town’s appearance and welcoming of tourists.
I’ll be in contact with organized groups about this, and if you want to reach me – I’m in the phone book and on Facebook!