Harrison Candidate Q&A – Leo Facio

Village of Harrison Hot Springs: Facio, Leo - Mayor Candidate

  • Nov. 7, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Q: What one quality makes you most suited for the role of a community leader?

A: Dedicated

Q: Should council be working harder to protect the surrounding forests and parks from industrial development, including logging and run of river power project? Or are these necessary operations?

Environmental issues when brought to councils attention, are followed up and if we fell that it would affect the views of the village, or if forest practice such as the boundary adjustment to Sasquach park we deal with the agency in the Provincial government,  and voice our concerns, or meet with there staff. The run of the river projects are provided they meet all environmental procedure,  and that the traffic coming through the Village is kept at a reasonable number, we are pretty limited on control. To my knowledge there have not been any major issues with these projects.

Q: Would you support the creation of a bylaw that would allow for care homes and assisted living? Why or why not?

Existing zones in the community Will facilitate for care facilities.  I Am in favour of age friendly program,  and welcome these type of development.

Q: Can Harrison really survive on tourism alone?

We are not geographically positioned to support industries in the village. We are a tourist resort and have been for over a hundred years. We have to keep building on our success.  Tourism is I believe the third largest revenue source in the Province.

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