City council candidate Seva Dhaliwal.

Profile: Port Alberni city council candidate Seva Dhaliwal

City of Port Alberni: Seva Dhaliwal - Council candidate

  • Nov. 5, 2014 5:00 p.m.

My personal commitment to build a better tomorrow has motivated me to take on this challenge.

I hear lots of talk around town about high taxes. Locals are also concerned about unemployment and a lack of decent-paying jobs. Other problems exist too but most people place high taxes and unemployment at the top of their need-to-do-something-about-it list.

One of the best ways to resolve these problems is to attract new business to the valley. The most attractive benefits a community could offer potential newcomers are low taxes and high-quality core services.

As a city councillor, I would focus my efforts on maintaining core services like clean drinking water, a proper-functioning sewer system, trouble-free roadways, and overall public safety. Non-core services would take a back seat.

We can’t afford to keep putting public money into ventures that do not at least break-even: McLean Mill would better serve the public as a business.

When our local economy improves, I will broaden my support to include things that are not necessary, but desirable, like further developing Canal Beach.

I don’t give up easily. I am also authentic, humble, and will stay true to my values regardless of the challenges at hand. Please support me. Together we can build a better future.

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