Media Release

King to Seek Fourth Term in Central Saanich

Councillor Zeb King kicks off his re-election campaign for a fourth term on Central Saanich Council with a Salmon Dinner, silent auction and entertainment at the LAU,WELNEW Tribal School in Brentwood Bay on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

“The people of Central Saanich are our greatest resource,” says King, whose family has lived in and served the municipality for three generations. “My grandmother, Lea King, was instrumental in establishing the Central Saanich Seniors’ Center and was involved in the community.”

First elected to Council in 2002, King has worked to address concerns and promote greater citizen participation, urging more town hall meetings and opening the doors of municipal hall to concerned citizens. “It is through working with our citizens that we will solve problems and find the best options for the future of the municipality.”

“In my fourth term, I am committed to keeping taxes low, reducing municipal debt and increasing savings. I will support balanced development that respects our long-term community plans while protecting agriculture and food security. And I will continue to work to build positive relationships between Council and the First Nations,” adds King.

“Why do I want to start a new, four-year term on Council?” reflects King. “It’s because I’ve been able to help people get results--from high profile issues like establishing bus service on the Tsawout Reserve and bringing an end to the devastating impact of the composting facility that affected residents in Tanner Ridge--to less prominent files like improving provisions for mail ballots.”

Among his accomplishments, King cites:

  • helping to craft an Official Community Plan (OCP) that protects our agricultural heritage while allowing for smart development;

  • strengthening our regional growth strategy while fending off attempts to pave paradise;

  • initiating a decade of Community to Community Forums between First Nation leaders and Central Saanich Council members;

  • leading initiatives to address climate change, establishing the first ever Tree Appreciation Day in November; and

  • urging Council to address the issues which local residents raised concerning the composting facility.

King holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Victoria and is employed as a Senior Policy Analyst in the BC Health Ministry. As a Councillor, he has served as the Liaison to the Central Saanich Seniors Citizens’ Association, a Trustee of the Greater Victoria Public Library, a Director of both the Regional Water Supply Commission and the Peninsula Wastewater Commision, a member of the Capital Regional District (CRD) Climate Action Program Working Group and Liaison to the Agriculture Advisory Committee.

“Get involved!” urges King. “Look at the candidates’ records, not just their promises.”

For further information or tickets to the October 4 dinner, visit www.ZebKing.ca or call 250-812-0002.

 

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Contact

Elaine Gallagher

250-812-0002

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Jeri Covay

250-882-6243

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