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Vernon councillor Scott Anderson to seek second term

Scott Anderson
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September 07, 2018 - 10:28 AM

VERNON - Scott Anderson will be running for a second term on City of Vernon council this fall.

Coun. Anderson announced he will be seeking a second term on council in a press release today, Sept. 7. Anderson says in the release the upcoming election is important because many incumbent councillors aren't in the race - Catherine Lord and Juliette Cunningham won't be running - and fresh faces will soon sit on council after the election.

The business owner and recently retired commissioned officer with the Canadian Forces Reserves, says in the release that the city has done much-needed work in replacing underground infrastructure and moving forward with its development strategies but he also believes the city needs to be more responsive to the disruptions caused to businesses and citizens and says he would like to see new faster construction methods used, such as 24/7 or 24/5 work crews wherever feasible.

Anderson says transparency and citizen engagement, as well as stronger efforts in petty crime prevention and civic pride, are all areas that could be improved by the city. He also says he wants to put a stop to lowering the parking requirements for new developments and to push for street-level enforcement of panhandling and nuisance bylaws.

"We should treat our citizens as customers and be responsive to their needs rather than trying to force them to adapt to our direction," he says in the release.

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