With the Election tomorrow, Saturday October 20th. The Robin Williams for CRD Director presents a concise review of his platform. All the points listed are within the CRD area of responsibility and are achievable within the four year term. This election for CRD Director presents a solid choice, one an endorsement of the status quo and my platform a vision for the future. I will pay particular attention to the report conducted in 2007 following the Tennis Court Roof Financial fiasco. I will enact the recommendations by giving PARC back management authority and giving all commission volunteers training and support. These people will be treated with respect. This will return decision making to the island. In this election, I have been the only candidate to discuss finances. I have long learned how easy it is for politicians to spend other people's money, our money, your money. The fact is I am not a career politician I am a man of business with a strong financial and manage…Read more about Robin Williams for CRD Director, A Platform to Get Things Done
Transportation Referendum, It's About Time!
It is about time somebody did something about this, That is the first comment I hear when I speak to anyone on Salt Spring about the active transportation referendum to be held this Saturday for Rainbow Road and Lower Ganges Road. The actual question will request the authority to raise The Transportation annual allocation bylaw from $146,250 per year up to $396,250 for each of the next four years. Effectively a $250,000 increase per year until it expires the end of 2018. We then return to $146,250 base funding. The increase amounts to $37.80 per year for the average Salt Spring household according to a formula developed by the BC Assessment Authority. The Salt Spring Island Transportation Commission (SSITC) is required to go to referendum to raise additional funds. We have timed our request to be in conjunction with the local elections since this method dramatically saves on referendum administrative costs. This is why we ask your permission for a four year allocation …Read more about Transportation Referendum, It's About Time!