Sidewalk, bike lanes, and trail spending

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012

Saanich budget discussions focus on engineering-related spending Tuesday CFAX 1070 March 6, 2012 Saanich continued budget discussions Tuesday night, with a focus on engineering-related spending. Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock says the replacement of the Craigflower Bridge was one item discussed. “that’s a project that will get underway this year, it’s valued at about 10.8 million […]

Resigning from PCC over Province’s plan to sell heritage properties

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Two Saanich councillors resign from PCC board over B.C. budget By Kyle Slavin – Saanich News Saanich council’s two representatives on the Provincial Capital Commission have resigned following the revelation that the provincial government will sell off millions of dollars worth of surplus provincial land. Saanich Coun. Dean Murdock tendered his resignation to PCC board […]

Managing your money

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011

Finding funds amid financial belt-tightening Kyle Slavin, Saanich News With uncertainty surrounding how much – if any – money will come from senior levels of government to pay for infrastructure upgrades that come with billion-dollar price tags, the mayoral candidates propose different approaches to foot the portion Saanich will be expected to pay. Incumbent mayor […]

Saanich News: Balanced budgets

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011

What will be the best way for Saanich to balance its annual budget while also finding money to pay for large-ticket items such as sewage and light rail? Dean Murdock, council candidate: “It’s about priority-setting. We need to make sure that as we move forward we’re being thoughtful about maintaining the high quality services that […]

Investing in priorities

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011

Saanich Council is putting the finishing touches on the 2011 budget that focuses on building a stronger, healthier, and safer community. The budget will be presented to Council for adoption the first week of May. Here are some of the highlights: We’re making mobility our priority. Saanich residents can enjoy more of this great community […]

Making sidewalks a higher priority

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010

For the second year in a row, Council increased the sidewalk construction budget by a half-million dollars. This provides a much needed boost to spending to accelerate pedestrian infrastructure projects all over Saanich. The increase in sidewalk spending represents a significant shift in priorities in favour of pedestrian mobility. Proper sidewalks let people of all […]

CREST partners must work together

Posted by on Mar 24, 2010

SAANICH COUNCILLOR SAYS CREST PARTNERS NEED TO WORK TOGETHER CFAX 1070 – March 23, 2010 ONE SAANICH COUNCILLOR SAYS HE DISAGREES WITH THE CREST BOARD THAT VICTORIA HAS TO GO ALONE ON THE COSTS FOR A NEW EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM. DEAN MURDOCK SAYS PARTNERS ALL INVESTED IN THIS TOGETHER AND ONE MEMBER ISN’T SATISFIED SO […]