COUNCIL: Gill, Moe

City of Abbotsford: Gill, Moe - council candidate

  • Oct. 29, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Moe Gill

Moe Gill

Name: Moe Gill

Party affiliation (if any): none

Education: Mission High School

Occupation: Farmer and City Councilor

Previous political experience: Seventeen years on Council

Residency (city/neighbourhood):Abbotsford

Community involvement: Numerous Committees, Boards and Rotary

Marital status/children: Married 45 years , 2 children, 4 grandchildren

Contact phone number: 604.807.1531

Email: moegill@shaw.ca

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Please answer the following question as briefly as possible, not exceeding one sentence.

What do you feel are the three key issues Abbotsford voters should be considering in this civic election?

1. Public safety, policing and fire services resources.

2. Homelessness in Abbotsford.

3. Abbotsford’s economic performance.

What’s your plan to deal with homelessness in Abbotsford?

The homeless in Abbotsford have not had their needs properly addressed . I believe that we need to not marginalize them further than they have already been. It was and is unacceptable to not recognize that there are a mixture of reasons people are homeless ( poverty, mental illness etc. ) We need to coordinate the government and community resources to provide physical and social solutions.

How would you make city hall more accountable and transparent?

The city governance structure exists wherein Mayor and Council formulate public policy and bylaws and management and staff  manage and implement the policies and bylaws. We need to increase the Public’s trust that both Mayor and Council  have full and timely access to information and data to properly evaluate and make good decisions .

Are changes required in local municipal spending? If so, what are they and how would you address them?

Municipal spending is allocated through the Budget. Recent Budgets have held spending in line. Certain annual and multi-year spending is locked in by contracts and other agreements. It is not so much that changes in spending  need to occur , rather , it is that more funding from Provincial and Federal levels of government for infrastructure and other needs ought to be effectively pursued .

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