Dan Bue has announced his plans to run for a council seat in the November election.
Bue, currently a counsellor, business consultant and part-time professor, is a former director of the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association.
He previously ran a business in downtown Abbotsford, providing therapeutic and rehab services to high-risk foster children, brain-injured persons, along with general rehab and senior care services. He sold the business in 2002.
Bue lists on his website that the number one issue today is helping the disadvantaged. He notes that in dealing with the homeless, the city must act now, citing that many cities “have developed solutions that have worked well – without putting stress on the surrounding business or residential communities.”
He also states the city must be fiscally responsible and “should never be exceeding the rate of inflation in our tax increases.”
Bue writes that he believes strongly in environmental protection and started an online business called Green Earth Alternatives Inc., which he operated for eight years.
He added that Abbotsford is not doing an adequate job of encouraging people to leave their cars and use public transit. He wrote that with buses already poorly utilized, a study is needed to determine what needs to be done to get people on buses.