Last week, The News, as part of its ongoing municipal election coverage, published responses from Pitt Meadows mayoral and council candidates to three questions. Those from Pitt council candidate Charm Prophet, however, were regretfully omitted. Here they are:
Name: Charm Prophet
Question 1. What have you personally achieved, or what initiative have you personally led in recent years that qualifies you to be elected or re-elected as a Pitt Meadows councillor?
A. The operation of my own successful business and natural business ability during these uncertain economic times. The valuable working relationships I have created with municipalities, provincial governments, crown corporations, police agencies, and commercial/residential clients. During my time as a corrections officer, I was required to mediate, and resolve numerous conflict situations. As a previous commercial strata owner, I was elected for four terms as Strata President. It was at this time that we implemented a process to review the existing expenditures and create a mechanism that decreased wasteful spending, yet continued quality services to all strata owners.
Q2. How would you act on your top priorities as Pitt Meadows councillor?
A. As city councillor for Pitt Meadows, I would improve communication with our community’s residents – this is the first important step in moving our city forward. Promote responsible spending in our community. Strengthen our relationships with our policing and fire services. Improve on our city’s transportation network and reduce vehicle emissions. Review and improve our city’s recycling and waste removal services contracts.
Q3. What is your position on the construction of the North Lougheed Connector and what kind of development should it serve?
A. I think the construction of the North Lougheed Connector would be a valuable asset to not only move our residents and visitors through the area, but would be a positive step in sustaining our agricultural farmers, residential, industrial and economic developments.