In her own words: North Cowichan council candidate Ruth Hartmann
Ruth Hartmann launches her fourth campaign for North Cowichan Council.
“This is a great job, I love to contribute and I want to help develop this wonderful community, so I am seeking another term as councillor,” announced Mrs. Hartmann
She is now well known throughout the Municipality of North Cowichan and the CVRD for the positive way she approaches every issue. Ruth is not afraid to weigh in on issues, she works hard to get the facts, she actively seeks community input and is not afraid to make decisions.
“My approach is to start with the big picture, looking at ideas, not just for us today, but for generations to follow. For example, I am proud of the new Official Community Plan that was adopted in 2011. Council, with the support of the community, can rest assured that North Cowichan will grow smart.
“By that I mean: grow with in our new OCP containment boundries, not out, be energy smart, support local agriculture, water conservation, get serious about zero waste….lead the way.”
Ruth has a long list of projects she wants to continue to work on: streamline the Development Approval Process, the James/York/Beverly Revitalization Plan, the Chemainus Town Centre Revitalization plan, the Crofton Waterfront Development Plan and Seawalk Extension, the Trail Head and Multi-use Trail network between Maple Bay and Crofton, the Cowichan Valley Trail, Flood protection, a Sustainable Tax Rate policy, an Amenity Contribution Policy including an Affordable Housing Contribution Policy, the Highway 18 Industrial Site, Chemainus Bridge replacement, the Municipally Hall addition, Sherman Artificial Turf Field, Resolution for the Cliffs over Maple Bay, Chemainus Water supply, Develop a Climate Action Plan, and implement Kitchen Waste Program.
“Affordability will always be a driver in my decisions. And it’s important to note that North Cowichan has a history of successfully accessing provincial and federal grant dollars. In recent years some $8.5 million have funded our wells, trails, seawalk, Evan’s park, the flood restoration and dikes,” she adds
“I’m not afraid of accountability,” she adds. “I want voters to know where I stand and to be able to measure my success against what I promise to work on.
Ruth has been involved in the community for most of her life. Frank & Ruth have been married for 34 years, they have two married children and a new grandson, Mason, the apple of her eye.
Ruth Hartmann - Councillor
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