Affordable taxation plank in Coun. Ken Grant’s platform

Ken Grant announced this week he is seeking re-election for a third term as councillor for the Town of Comox.

Ken Grant announced this week he is seeking re-election for a third term as councillor for the Town of Comox. “I take pride in the trust you’ve given me for the last six years representing your concerns on council,” he said in a news release. “Looking forward, there is much more to do and I want to be an integral part of that team.”To be able to live comfortably and affordably in such a desirable community, I feel we need to stick to the core services that municipal government has a responsibility to provide; financial responsibility, affordable taxes, infrastructure maintenance, parks and recreation, safety and security and controlled, sustainable growth.”Our abundance of parks, walkways and trails should be linked together to make Comox the most pedestrian-friendly community on Vancouver Island. I supported downtown Comox in increasing their boundaries and continue to work on initiatives to foster a vibrant, business and pedestrian friendly downtown core. “I voted in support of small-lot subdivisions and for legalizing secondary suites in most new subdivisions. These initiatives make buying a home and living in Comox more affordable for many who might not have been able to afford a mortgage.”Town Hall can be highly efficient with the expenditure of tax dollars as long as direction from council is balanced and realistic,” he said.”As a lifelong resident of Comox, I’ve seen many changes take place. We have challenges ahead of us, including ever-increasing demands on the expenditure of your tax dollars. We must keep taxes affordable by carefully reviewing these demands, using a cost-benefit analysis process and exploring any potential cost savings through alternative forms of funding.”As your elected councillor, I pledge to keep the spending of your tax dollars in an affordable perspective.”— Ken Grant