Mark Brennan hopes to become the next View Royal councillor. (Photo contributed)

Mark Brennan aims to become next View Royal councillor

Six candidates are in the running for the vacant position in this month's byelection

  • Nov. 6, 2017 12:00 a.m.

This isn’t the first time this View Royal resident has thrown his name into the ring for a spot on View Royal council.

Mark Brennan also sought election during the 2014 campaign and said he has the background to excel in the role.

“I’ve been interested in local government, particularly View Royal, for many years,” Brennan said. “I’ve been involved in local government all my life and the issues today, in terms of livability and affordability, transportation and things like that are concerning to me and I know I can contribute.”

Brennan said a lot of the current concerns and issues are similar to the ones during the previous campaign.

“Of course though during the election, I will be going out and talking to people and asking them what concerns them,” he said. “It’s a very critical part of the election campaign to go out and actually find out what does concern people.”

The key issue that Brennan sees is livability.

“In View Royal, because of the way the municipality operates, and the way it has developed; it really does have arguably a better quality of life than some of its neighbours,” he said. “It’s a status that we really have to strive to maintain. We’ve done a lot of good things in the past, when it comes to land issues coming before council, we have to be very vigilant to what the best solutions are.”

Brennan specifically points to value based decision making and said he hopes decisions are based on values in terms of livability, affordability and access.

“I know the challenges and I know the strategies,” he said. “I am very familiar with View Royal issues and I’m always keeping current.”

View Royal’s byelection is scheduled for Nov. 18. Find the candidates and more information online at goldstreamgazette.com.

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