Friday, September 12, 2008

Ryan Hinton running for Langford Council

I got this sent to me today. I will see if I can meet him when I am out on the Westshore.

Bernard

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Ryan Hinton for Langford Council

I am running for Langford Council because I want to help build Langford into a strong family community.

More attention needs to be given to the neighbourhoods of Langford. I am amazed that many of the main roads used by pedestrians do not have paved sidewalks or adequate street lighting. There are streets in Langford, used everyday by children to walk to school, that have no sidewalks. Therefore, I want to provide more infrastructures to individual neighbourhoods, thus making a safer and stronger community. There also needs to be expanded community services for children, youth, and seniors.

I want to see more targeted development in Langford because Langford and Greater Victoria would be better served if office buildings were erected in the Westshore, instead of more box stores and condominiums. Many people live in the Westshore, but work in other areas of Greater Victoria. It would be great if more people could live and work in the Westshore.

I believe the primary goal of an elected official is to obtain and maintain public trust, which I will achieve by balancing development and environmental issues, being accountable and fiscally responsible, and engaging in meaningful public consultation.

As a candidate and if a councilor, I encourage everyone to bring forward the issues that are important, provide suggestions, and critique my decisions. Please email your issues, suggestions, critiques, and questions to ryan_hinton@shaw.ca

Here is some background about me. I am 33 years old. I have lived in Langford for 4 years and in Greater Victoria for over 25 years. I have been happily married to my amazing wife Yasmeen for 5 years, and we have a wonderful 16 month old son. I recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Geography and Political Science. I work as a policy and research analyst for the BC Provincial Government.

On November 15, please vote Ryan Hinton for Langford Council.
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