Re-elect Bob Thompson to Central Saanich Council

I love living and working in Central Saanich. I‘m running for re-election to Council to continue work for balanced decisions that help maintain a sustainable community reflecting our core values as expressed in the Official Community Plan. I believe my personal and Council experiences are assets to our community decision-making processes.

I believe in open, community-based decision-making. As Central Saanich evolves, it’s vital to reach out to the community and confirm what direction we want to go. Livable neighbourhoods, vibrant commercial centres and a sustainable rural economy are essential to our quality of life.

A Vision for Central Saanich

> Complete and adopt an updated Official Community Plan
> Support our farmers and protect the ALR
> Build a safe community travel network based on active transportation plans
> Create market and non-market housing that respects neighbourhood character
> Make responsible financial decisions for now and for the future
> Continue to build positive relationships with our First Nations communities
> Seek ways within Council’s authority and capacity to help ease the healthcare crisis

Experience, commitment and continuity

I offer over 16 years of Council experience. This term I served a number important and diverse roles on Council.
> Chair, Official Community Plan Advisory Committee
> Chair, Community Economic Recovery Task Force
> Trustee, Greater Victoria Public Library
> Liaison, Advisory Planning Commission
> Liaison, ArtSea Community Arts Council
> Alternate, Peninsula and Area Agricultural Commission

An elder is not just someone who has lived a long time… elder describes a person who has knowledge worth learning.
Dave Elliott, Sr. (Saltwater People)