VOTERS GUIDE: What one capital project should be prioritized?

Council and mayor hopefuls asked about their top capital spending priority

We gave each council and 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 is one capital project that should be prioritized, and why?

Mayoral candidates

Henry Braun

The addition of a Collector Well to increase our water supply because we need to add water supply approximately 5 -7 years from now.

Trevor Eros

I don’t feel strongly enough about any specific project at this time to prioritize one over the other (of the many capital projects from the city’s list).

Moe Gill

A capital project that will improve safety and health for all citizens (ie homeless village, policing, fire department)

Eric Nyvall

The development of the Ledgeview Golf clubhouse. Its city owned, and the society has expended their reservces.

Gerda Peachey

Use the fire insurance payout to rebuild Ledgeview. If members want a bigger and better clubhouse, require the golfers to raise funds to pay the difference.

Nadine Snow

Road repair/construction inter-city – safety of pedestrians/cyclists, accident reduction, improved transit stops

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Council candidates

Jas Anand

Stadium for university

Bruce Banman

Water and Sewer, you can’t build one without the other. Our growth needs a sensible long term solution for growth.

Les Barkman

Fraser Highway but not intersections but sections like Ross to Mt. Lehman on Fraser Highway.

Sandy Blue

Rather than one capital project I’d focus on expanding or building facilities for youth such as Sports, Art and Culture assets outlined in the OCP Master Plans

Kelly Chahal

As indicated in our OCP and Masterplans, our priorities have been set for the future.

Vince Dimanno

A new swimming pool. In the PRC Master Plan, it is slated for 2043. ARC will be 72 years old. We are behind national guidelines for pools per capita now.

Brenda Falk

Masterplans guide our priorities. Ensuring that our infrastructures are adequate for the building out of our community. Ie Fraser Hwy, Water

Aird Flavelle

With declining winter snowfalls, we should advance the expansion proposal for our fresh-water source. The Collector Well system is about $80 million (less the grants).

Harvey Jongsma

no response

Dave Loewen

Following significant public input, capital projects are already prioritized within the adopted Master Plans.

Harry Manocha

The widening of Blue Jay. I believe it should be done sooner because there is a lot of congestion in that area during certain times of the day.

Paul Redekopp

Homeless Shelter, We are nearing winter, we need our homeless off the streets for their survival. We also need programs to help people remain off the streets.

Josh Reynolds

The multi-field complex slotted for DeLair Park should be moved forward. The need for fields is here now; our families need places to play today, not in 6-10 years.

Patricia Ross

Water service improvements because water is vital to life.

Dave Sidhu

There are a few capital projects that should be prioritized, a New fire hall (Hall 7). Due this hall requiring some attention, in the near future.

Ross Siemens

A new water source has been identified (a collector well) and that should be our priority. A federal/provincial grant has been submitted. Foundational for our growth and sustainability.

Lawrence Tilley

Seniors stay at home programmes.

Dao Tran

bike lanes , more people ride to work and school

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