Vote Deb McBride 4 Skyviews on SLRD Board and Squamish Council

Hi Everyone, I’m Deb McBride 

HometownVictoriaBC 

Thank you for your interest in the Election

I‘ve educated myself to be in this election

to enable a change of plan

to a plan for survival. 

That’s my part.

Your part’s to Vote.

My Logo’s 4 skyviews 

4skyviews on WordPress.com

4 skyviews represents a plan

where we see in all directions. 

With 4 sky views

our light and our views

are not blocked,

by blocks of tall buildings.

Squamish started in a self-sustaining way, with

double lots, gardens, fruit trees and light from 4 sky views.

To compliment this garden lifestyle, the OCP needs to protect groves of precious trees and estuary. 

A garden community needs a New Plan for Survival.

Protecting the entire estuary ensures

a stable self-sustaining economy.

The world watches as we control

the resources for planetary survival. 

Our Squamish must be cleansed and restored; as was the BritanniaBeacharea, thanks to the Fraser Basin Council.  Residents there, after renting for decades with the promise of land titles, finally got them in the 21st century. 

I support SLRD residents in finding solutions to situations and realize that you feel ignored in your requests for even the simplest solutions like blocking the road at Starvation Lake Trail so as to keep the partiers out and reduce the fire hazard they cause. 

I lived inParadiseValleyin 1977/78, also inBritanniaBeachin 2001/2 and nearDaisyLakein 1975-77.  I also worked in the area on accounts and marketing for a construction company 1975-1985.  In 1978-79 I had my own business growing and marketing sprouts from Whistler toNorth Vancouver. 

I have been presenting alternatives to clear cutting and building high density housing for decades. 

The recent attempt to combine the District of Squamish and other municipalities in to an SLRD Official Community Plan is interesting to me because the SLRD has limited development of the waterfront community near Watts Point which will preserve the forest there and limit the development to the original proposed size.  Squamish needs to learn from this example as Squamish has waterfront estuary zoned for development even though the estuary has its’ own value. 

I am in both elections so as to protect wildlife habitat from sea to glacier. 

Being on the Cheakamus River Restoration Stakeholder Team has taught me a lot about the problems for residents with BC Hydro and the unexpected releases fromDaisyLakeDam.  I am amazed that after the release ofDaisyLakeDamin 1980-81 which totally flooded Squamish downtown, BC Hydro is still not regulating the even release of dam water. 

Of interest is that BC Hydro is contracting out for work on fish habitat restoration projects and putting out of work their own fish habitat restoration experts. 

Eco-tourism depends on the health of our watershed.  Tourists in Squamish see light, scenery, 4 sky views.  We can enhance this experience and employ local people of all skill levels including grads of our universities BY: 

  • Re-establishing the Environmental Co-ordinator and projects that research and restore the estuary and watershed
  • Enhancing Recreation Areas
  • Accommodating Retirees
  • Producing food in greenhouses and in the estuary
  • Ensuring the Film Industry of the scenery it needs, long term.

To maintain services and gain on the debt we need to stop borrowing and to start Zero Budgeting.  Then we can: 

  • Improve transit and Regain the commuter bus to keep people working
  • Make the Budgets First Priority the Full funding of grants in aid, from last years requests, to help people survive
  • Provide a bus ride and the Rec Centre Auditorium for Food Bank Recipients
  • Provide the campground at the Rec Centre for those who live outdoors
  • Add more campgrounds to help visitors stay longer
  • Survive with solar and safe alternative Energy sources

The OCP must be a plan for survival.  With a self-sustaining population, a protected estuary and watershed our survival is possible.

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