Rideau Lakes councillor candidate – Paula Banks

Paula Banks
Paula Banks
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Paula Banks Municipal Election Candidate Profile

Name: Paula Banks

Municipality: Township of Rideau Lakes

Position Sought: Councillor of Bastard South Burgess

Currently Retired or Working (where?): I’m currently not working due to a car accident.

Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: N/A

Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): I am most actively involved with the Delta Athletic Sub committee. In the last several years I have acted as a catalyst through social media and as a delegation to bring about many positive changes in council.

Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: Low taxation rate and fiscal accountability, economic development and heritage.

Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:

Raising taxes cannot always be the answer, Cutting costs and increasing the tax base through responsible development needs to be a priority.

Economic Development Plan: We need to create a long-term plan that includes nurturing growth for existing small businesses as well as attracting new development in order to revitalize our hamlets.

Heritage: Retaining our rural identity and history is very important. We as a community and as individuals need to support and sustain our heritage programs and halls.

Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): No answer.

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