McIntosh-Doell highlights priorities
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 11:28 am
A longtime resident of Airdrie has decided to make a run at a seat on Airdrie city council. Brenda McIntosh-Doell said the time is right for her to run for election to one of six seats.
“I now have time to devote and commit to doing a good job and I wanted to make a difference in the city of Airdrie. To run and be on council you do need to dedicate time and put the effort in. I believe strongly in Airdrie,” she said.
McIntosh-Doell has resided with her family in Airdrie since 1992. She has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and done considerable volunteer work in Calgary.
She said she believes transparency of government is the biggest issue facing the city at the moment.
“The Main Street Square (situation) definitely brought more attention and should have been made more public to the people of Airdrie or the taxpayer base. We should have been part of the decision instead of it being done behind closed doors,” she said.
McIntosh-Doell said she believed improved communication between council, city staff and the public would help improve transparency of government.
“The public needs to get involved and let us know what it is they’re concerned about,” she said. “My platform is about transparency, integrity and commitment and communicating with the public at large.”
According to McIntosh-Doell, healthcare is another issue she’d want to “revisit” if elected.
“The other part is the health. We don’t have a hospital here and who are we? Who is Airdrie? Are we just a community that is north of Calgary and do we have sufficient right to infringe upon the hospital capacity of Calgary? We’re 65,000 and that’s a large burden onto the Calgary hospitals.”
McIntosh-Doell said she’d bring dedication to the job if elected.
“I will attend all council meetings and I’m an honest person. I believe strongly and I love Airdrie,” she said.