During my first term as a city councillor I have often been asked why I would want to be an elected representative.
My answer is because I care about this city. I care about the people who live here, about the families and individuals young and old who call Christchurch home, and about leaving a sustainable legacy for the generations to come.
Demands on our environment, roading networks and precious water supplies increase as the city grows. Our city needs its leaders to be long-term thinkers who have the courage to make big decisions.
My commitment to you is to prioritize the things we value most: fair rates, better roads, cycle ways, safer streets and clean drinking water for generations to come.
My favourite part of the job has been helping hundreds of people in the community deal with council and other agencies.
I have worked on the following projects:
- Advocated to get the St Albans community centre expansion underway
- Partnered with the community to keep the ban on brothel signage in the suburbs
- Advocated for the budget, set up and ran a training day for community leaders.
- Worked on the Belfast area plan to manage growth in Belfast
- Chaired the Brooklands lagoon management plan panel
- Part of a council that cut projected rates rises from nearly 10% to under 3.97%
That’s why I want to be an elected representative – I care about this city.
Please vote Ngaire Button and Paul Young as your city councillors for 2010.
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Results - Final
- Aaron Keown
- Ngaire Button
- Jane Demeter
- Pauline Cotter
- William (Bill) Bush
- Paul Young
- Brad Maxwell
- Christoph Hensch
- Byron Clark