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)

Interview with the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. The focus of the Chamber’s interview was two issues of concern to the business community: workforce housing and economic development. Link to the interview video.