For immediate release
Date: October 2, 2008
NORTH SAANICH – Citing strong grass roots community support to run for a second term, Cairine Green has announced that she will seek re-election in November as a North Saanich Councilor.
“I believe my record speaks for itself,” said Green. “I was elected as an independent, grass roots candidate and have worked hard to balance the needs of our community. Residents say that they have appreciated my honesty and integrity -- they always knew where I stood on issues important to them.”
A 2007 Ipsos-Reid survey of North Saanich residents highlighted their concerns about growth and the environment. Green feels these are important issues for North Saanich and believes that her leadership reflects what people value about their municipality. “North Saanich residents are passionate about land use and realize we must protect rural and agricultural lands for future generations.”
On environmental protection, she introduced the first “no idle” zone on municipal grounds, advocated to establish an Agricultural Advisory Commission, supported a Marine Task Force to examine enhancements to the local marine industry and marine environments and supported a new municipal carbon neutral reserve fund.
“North Saanich residents understand the relationship between deterioration in quality of life and unplanned growth and its impact on the environment,” Green continued. “Residents would like to see local leaders pay greater attention to these issues and to rising taxes and municipal debt.”
Green believes that North Saanich is at a crossroads in this next election. “It has been a privilege to serve this community for the last three years and I believe North Saanich voters have a clear choice about which direction the municipality takes.”
For more information and updates on Cairine Green’s campaign, visit this website often at http://cairinegreen.blogspot.com/
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