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A lifelong resident and former mayor of the city, Gordy Robson is seeking re-election as city councillor.
“Four of our most seasoned, experienced councillors are out of the running.
Maintaining some kind of continuity is essential. Even for the most talented of newcomers, there will be a steep learning curve.”
Robson is a past Maple Ridge citizen of the year, was elected as mayor of the city in 2005 and led the group that won the Attorney General’s award for community action in the local Life or Meth campaign that eventually went province-wide.
“Its been a long four years,” Robson acknowledged. “Despite the time and resources spent on the homeless, we lost ground. If this doesn’t speak to doing things differently, I don’t know what does.”
Robson, who voted against three low barrier shelters proposed for high density residential neighbourhoods in Maple Ridge, said nothing will change until an option for treatment is implemented.
“We have to get people help and we have to minimize impact to our citizens and businesses.”