Doug Hillian: Still much work to be done

City of Courtenay: Hillian, Doug - Council candidate

  • Oct. 15, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Doug Hillian

Doug Hillian

Courtenay has been my home for 35 years, where I have raised my family, earned a living and enjoyed the abundant life the Comox Valley provides. First elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2011, I remain motivated by a commitment to public service and a deep love for this community.

I have worked cooperatively with council colleagues, staff and citizens on many positive initiatives while advocating to maintain services within a responsible fiscal framework.

Courtenay is well run by excellent staff and has first class amenities that complement our natural surroundings, sustaining us among the most liveable communities in the province.

Still, there is much to be done. Progress is too slow on supportive housing projects and we continue to be challenged managing growth and development.

I know people want us to get these issues right and will continue working for solutions.

The initiatives supporting downtown infilling and streamlining the development process will help address some of our economic challenges.

We must also continue to address climate change, promote multi-modal transportation solutions, preserve our estuary and streams and work in collaboration with our regional neighbours.

If re-elected, I will continue to work with you to build our community, to provide the services we need, keep our taxes affordable and protect our environment and quality of life. I will continue to offer a reasonable and progressive approach while remaining responsive and accessible to all citizens. Thanks for the privilege of serving you and for your ongoing support. Doug can be reached at 250-334-0693, via email at dhillian59@shaw.ca, or through his website, www.doughillian.ca throughout the campaign.