I am 67 years old and I am running for councillor in Salmo. I have lived in the Salmo area for more than 26 years. In the past year I have attended most council and Committee of the Whole meetings. I have found that there have been many discussions that need public input that are being made behind closed doors and money is being spent without public knowledge. I have over 40 years experience running small businesses and many years doing volunteer work and sitting as a director for a non-profit society.
In my opinion, governments are elected as a management team to run the businesses of the people (tax payers) in a fiscally responsible way, not raise taxes to buy unneeded toys or trips.
Salmo needs people that can work together to get things done – not sit and argue over the spelling of a word. My mission is to see Salmo prosper, not lose local businesses, but support them and not tax people out of their homes.