City councillor Allan Hunter running for re-election
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 11:28 am
Allan Hunter has announced he’ll seek a third term on Airdrie city council.
“It was a toss up. I’d committed to two terms. One of the things that always pushes my buttons is when someone says, ‘you need to finish the job.’ Important issues that I’ve been working on, to go out there and accomplish that (helped make my decision),” he said.
Hunter was first elected to city council in 2010 and re-elected in 2013. He said he plans to continue to advocate for improved healthcare and a number of other things if re-elected this time.
“Of course, there’s also all the other things we need to move on, things I’ve gotten from the community – a multi-use facility…the library, which has been unfairly left to the sidelines…” he said. “We’re a growing city so we need to have the conversation about building a multi-use facility that can meet the needs of as many citizens as we can possibly do within the dollars and other things that are available.”
Hunter, who currently chairs the Municipal Policing Advisory Board, said he would also continue to work with local enforcement and emergency services to ensure there are enough resources available in the community.
Traffic volume and movement is another area Hunter said he’d work on as a member of council if re-elected.
“There’s talk of overpasses and stuff like that but that’s just talk. We need to continue to push and advocate for those things because we’re a population of 65,000 and with the new residential development that’s being built west of the fire station headquarters, there’s significant volume of traffic that’s going to funnel onto the same roads as we’re already challenged in moving people around on,” he said.
Keeping municipal taxes low and providing services to young people and seniors are topics Hunter said he’d be talking about during his campaign.
“I work for the citizens and I will continue to work for them until they tell me to stop,” he said.