I want to take this opportunity to thank the voters for your support in my first term as city councillor.
I’m good friends with the Community Charter (bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/96323_01) and recommend reading it for answers to council’s role in governance and advocacy.
My commitment to a second term will bring continuance with the proposed upgrades to infrastructure in a timely, planned and fiscally responsible process. The Asset Management Plan’s 20-year strategy requires borrowing approval for referendum No. 1922 and No. 1923 and it will provide City Hall with the leverage to look for multi-level applications over a longer term, where bidders will be asked to sharpen their pencils.
Delaying the inevitable increases construction costs and the risk of infrastructure failures when we see, for example, the remaining life of our roads at 9 per cent.
Long-term planning provides taxpayers with taxation stability and plan into the future.
I’m passionate over the future supply of drinking water and I have been active in the present council’s Environment Committee’s work in air quality, water sustainability and carbon neutrality with representatives from industry and the public.
We have a growing dependency by deer living among us whose natural habitat badly needs a provincial wildlife management plan and I will lobby for its conception.
I continue to volunteer with a number of organizations including Citizens on Patrol (COP) who patrol the streets and watch over the community.
I have served as council liaison to the Grand Forks Public Library, Boundary District Arts Council and Grand Forks and Boundary Restorative Justice and I will continue to promote the economic growth and well-being of our community.
Grand Forks has been home for 15 years and I look forward to working with its citizens to better our future and welcome voters to call 442-3630 with any concerns.
– Cher Wyers is an incumbent city councillor