We gave each mayoral candidate a questionnaire asking for their opinions and thoughts on a range of questions. We also instituted a strict word limit, with mayoral candidates given more room. Those who went over were told they would be cut off.
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Question: What public safety issues need more attention, and what would you do to push for action?
Only mayoral candidates were asked this question. The mayor is the chair and lone member of council who sits on the Abbotsford Police Board.
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Disrupting Gangs – continue to educate our youth down to the grade 4 level so that they are aware of the dangers (death or jail), of getting sucked into gang life.
Traffic and pedestrian safety, sharps cleanup, and crime prevention by providing more safety and bylaw enforcement and adding sharp boxes/scheduled public clean ups.
Four Areas Of Focus:
2. Crime related to homeless
3. Crime related to mental illness
4. Address additional resources required by our Police and Fire Department
As Mayor … (word limit exceeded)
Provide more resources for police to battle the gangs and murders.
Addicts steal to feed their addictions. People are hurt by volatile attacks of addicts.
Speeding cars have become the norm. We don’t need more money spent, just enforce the laws.
Crime reduction – employ more outreach workers and non affiliated liaisons to give and take information without the person(s) providing information to be afraid to do so, and to supply persons … (word limit exceeded)