Darlene Davis

Darlene Davis looking for Cobble Hill seat on CVRD board

Darlene Davis enters this election with the skills, ability and knowledge of governance.

Candidate Name: Darlene Davis, nominee for: Area C (Cobble Hill) director, CVRD board of directors

Platform:

• No More Top Down Decision Making. More meaningful and ongoing public consultation. Find new ways to make public participation in the local government decision-making process more easily accessible and inviting to residents of all ages. Regularly scheduled OPEN town hall meetings where the residents speak and the area director listens.

• Fiscal Accountability and Transparency through Service Reviews to Lower Property Taxes — a formal process to review existing non-mandatory taxes with the ability to withdraw from obsolete or unnecessary services.

• Accountability through Board Approved Bylaws for: Grants-in-aid, CVRD conflict of interest and perceived conflict of interest policy. Also a board approved bylaw put in place for CVRD employee code of conduct.

• Water Safety, Security and Affordability — Water safety and security are paramount to Cobble Hill residents. The new B.C. provincial government Water Sustainability Act could seriously impact the cost of water especially for residents with wells on private property. Keeping water safe, secure and affordable involves federal and provincial government jurisdiction as well as local government.

Residents of Cobble Hill are of tired of being left out of the decision making process, and tired of their voices being ignored or marginalized.

Property taxes have been increasing steadily and persistently year after year. Homeowners I have talked with want property taxes reviewed or lowered. Both of these can be achieved through a request from the area director for a formal process called a Service Review.

Background and Experience

Darlene Davis enters this election with the skills, ability and knowledge of governance. She is ready and qualified to start working diligently for Cobble Hill residents on day one.

Darlene began her career in the financial world of banking. She then went on to be a successful small business owner. Most recently Darlene worked for the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Darlene’s experience and skill-set positions her well to effectively and competently manage the challenges she will face as area director representing Cobble Hill residents at the CVRD board table.

Provincial Government – Treaty Negotiations

Co-chair on multiple provincial boards.

Skilled negotiator of complex issues: watersheds, governance, logging, and treaty rights.

Administered BC provincial government contracts and contribution agreements.

Attorney General – Research Analyst

Contract law, conflict of interest

Supreme Court constitutional decisions

BC Financial Administration Act

Darlene Davis Loves Cobble Hill

Darlene is a long time resident of Cobble Hill. Her family moved to Vancouver Island in 1963 and has lived in the Cowichan Valley prior to the formation of regional districts in 1967.

Darlene loves Cobble Hill from its rural and agricultural roots to the uniqueness of its business community; from family farms and businesses large and small, to the list of larger employers who set up shop in Cobble Hill.

Our Official Community Plan of 2011 has set out how Cobble Hill can continue to grow yet maintain our green spaces and preserve our rural agricultural lifestyle.

Cobble Hill is a great place to live for new families with young children, for families who have lived here for generations, for the 55 plus crowd at the seaside community of Arbutus Ridge and for everyone in between. Whether you commute across the Malahat or are lucky enough to work locally, Cobble Hill is a great place to call home.

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