Election 2014: Mayoral candidate Barbara Desjardins

Township of Esquimalt: Desjardins, Barbara - mayoral candidate

  • Nov. 6, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Barbara Desjardins - mayoral candidate

Bio:

Barb has served as the Mayor of Esquimalt with enthusiasm for the past six years. Prior to this position, Barb served one term as councillor in Esquimalt. Further, she has been a CRD representative for siz years, a member of the BC Transit Commission for three years, and the vice chair of the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association for three years. Barb has also served as a director of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority for six years (positions held include itnerim chair, vice chair and secretary). Barb is 58 years old, a physiotherapist, businesswoman and mother of two grown children. She is passionate about health of people and communities, and for ensuring people have a voice and power in decisions that affect their community.

Why should I vote for you?

As mayor for two terms, I bring experience, an understanding of the issues and a proven strong voice for Esquimalt. We have been faced with significant challenges, but we have worked together and we have succeeded as a community. Our successes include being clear on saying “no” to the proposed Viewfield Road site for a CRD biosolids facility and being clear that the CRD’s proposal for McLoughlin Point was not acceptable to residents.

Your main goal if elected?

Together, we have developed a strategy for our community to move forward. I have participated at all levels of this and am clear on what Esquimalt wants going forward. I am committed to leading the process to provide what citizens have clearly stated as priorities: a vibrant downtown and Esquimalt main street, development of the Village Project, continued cultural events across the spectrum and good fiscal management. I continue to be committed to working together for resolution of the regional sewage issue and following up on your response on the amalgamation referendum questions. Together we build a better Esquimalt!

 

Website: www.barbdesjardins.com

 

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