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Karen Toms: What is your vision for the Clarence Valley?

Karen Toms
Karen Toms contributed

I WANT the Clarence Valley to remain beautiful unspoilt and natural. I do not want to see high-rise development.

I want Clarence Valley Council to treat its residents with the respect. To serve them not rule them. An organisation that puts the residents first, consults with them, is open and transparent. I want our ratepayers to get value for money and the services and infrastructure they need.

I want a Council that works together to improve its financial management. I have a vision of a Valley where the Council can live within its means and not burden young families, retirees, businesses and renters. I want a Valley that is affordable for all to live in without the fear of excessive rate increases

I want a Council with a priority to be financially sustainable now and in the long term. I want our Council to be responsible employers where the employees love coming to work.

I want people to feel safe wherever they go, day or night. I want to live in a community where we have zero tolerance for domestic violence and bullying. A community that supports those with mental health problems and drug addictions with understanding and tolerance.

I want to continue my work on the Lower Clarence Access committee to ensure people with disabilities have better facilities giving them greater independence.

I want Council to be business friendly to have an attitude of finding ways to assist. Small business is vital to our region and economy, we need to support small business when and where we can.

I want to live in a Valley that gives a hand up to those in need, a community that cares. I want a community that is inclusive no matter what colour, race or religion.

The Clarence Valley is an amazing place and I feel privileged every day that I live here.

Topics:  cvcelection2016 karen toms



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