Q&A

Candidates for

CRD Director & Island Trustees

On November 8, 2014 the Pender Island Recycling Society (PIRS) sent the following e-mail introduction and list of solid waste management questions to each of the candidates running for CRD Director and Islands Trustee on the Penders.

PIRS is now providing you with copies of these questions and the candidate’s unedited answers, for your information.

The candidate’s responses to our questions are listed on this page in PDF form  (Questions in Green, Answers in Black). 

Please note. PIRS does not endorse particular candidates.

E-mail letter to all candidates:

 

Good morning candidates.

Pender Island Recycling Society has been a significant part of and a leader in our community since 1989. For 25 years, we have been advocates for the natural environment and promoters of the 'preserve and protect' philosophy. If you weren't already aware of this fact, the Society was initially formed to address waste management issues on our islands. We write you today as part of our ongoing efforts to play a significant role in our community in an area where we have long been considered an important contributor.

During the All Candidates Meeting on November 1, only a couple of our questions were drawn, asked and answered. As a result of this, several questions remain unanswered with respect to your position, thoughts and details concerning our call for the creation of a locally-managed Solid Waste Management Plan for the Penders. We ask that you take some time during the next couple of days to answer the questions listed below (also attached as a Word document) and return your answers to us by Tuesday, November 11.

Our intention is to make your answers available to Pender Island Recycling Society members so that they are clear as to what your position is on the development of a locally-administered Solid Waste Management Plan for the Penders. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your ideas with Pender Island Recycling Society and its members.

Best regards,
Pender Island Recycling Society

 

Questions & Answers

All the candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

Questions for North and South Pender Islands Trustee candidates and CRD Director candidates

 

Question (CRD Director & Islands Trustee candidates):
Do you believe that developing a Solid Waste Management Plan for the Penders is primarily the responsibility of the CRD?
 

Question (CRD Director & Islands Trustee candidates):
Would you instead support the creation of a Pender Islands Solid Waste Management Plan (involving recyclables, food scraps, and garbage) that is locally designed to specifically meet the needs of the Pender Islands?

 

Question (CRD Director candidates only):
What help could the CRD staff provide to the Penders community in the creation of our Solid Waste Management Plan?

 

Question (CRD Director & Islands Trustee candidates):
Can you provide us with details as to how a Penders-driven Solid Waste Management Plan would be developed, by whom, and how high a priority this project would be on your to-do list, as you start your term in office?
 

Question (CRD Director & Islands Trustee candidates):
Can you explain what specific role(s) the CRD Director, CRD staff, North and South Pender Island Trustees, Trust staff, and a new Solid Waste Management Plan planning team would play in developing this islands-tailored plan?
 

Question (CRD Director & Islands Trustee candidates):
Do you agree that a Pender-initiated Solid Waste Management Plan should engage the community in an open and transparent process in developing the plan and finding the best location for waste management facilities on the Penders?
 

Question (CRD Director & Islands Trustee candidates):
Do you have any ideas how to fund the creation of a locally-initiated Solid Waste Management Plan for the Penders?

 

Question (Islands Trustee candidates only):
Do you support the creation of a Penders-driven Solid Waste Management Plan, involving wide community consultation, prior to approving any bylaw applications relevant to waste management currently before or forthcoming to the Islands Trust?

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