Van Alphen wants to finish work started in previous term

District of Summerland: Van Alphen, Martin councillor candidate

  • Oct. 31, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Martin Van Alphen

Martin Van Alphen

My family and I have lived in Summerland for the past 26 years. For 15 of those years I started up and successfully ran an auto body shop and over the past nine years I have had a farm in Garnet Valley.

Over the years I have held many volunteer community positions. In 2011, I successfully ran for a councillor’s position in Summerland. I chose to run again in the 2014 municipal election on a pro-growth, pro-industry and pro-agriculture platform as I feel that there are many initiatives currently on the council table that are just getting off the ground and need to be completed. I believe in supporting appropriate land zoning to offer multiple housing options including market entry homes to attract young families.

Now that we have our Bentley Road industrial area we need to aggressively promote and advertise it. I have met with the minister of agriculture, and i have strongly advocated for relaxed provincial regulations for farm-gate sales.