Sandy Mathies is running for Chilliwack city council

Creating affordable housing options and keeping the community safe are two of his platform planks

Cannor Nurseries president Sandy Mathies has announced he is running for city council.

Creating more affordable housing options and keeping the community safe are two of his campaign priorities for the upcoming election.

“I have lived in Chilliwack my whole life and love this place,” said Mathies in his news release. “My job running Cannor nursery allowed me to travel around the world, seeing all sorts of beautiful places but Chilliwack is still the best place around.”

He has a small farm and house in Sardis.

“My 18 years of experience working with and becoming president of the BC Nursery and Landscape association and being vice chair of the BC Agriculture Council, gave me great insight into the struggles of all farmers and the challenges of dealing with provincial and federal governments when it came to policy and funding,” Mathies said.

He has volunteered on several finance committees, and as such understands the importance of fiscal restraint.

“I believe in the redevelopment of downtown Chilliwack as a place to live and shop and that we must plan for affordable housing options so our children won’t have to leave the city to find a home.”

The 55-year-old council candidate has been married for more than 30 years to Janet, and they have raised three daughters, and have one grandson.

“With the redevelopment we must also adjust our policing model so that all residents can feel safe using the downtown at any time of day or night and that we don’t just move the problems to a different area.

“Keeping all of Chilliwack a safe place to live and work must be the city council’s number one priority.”


@CHWKjourno
jfeinberg@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Around the BCHL: Chilliwack Chiefs snag spot in CJHL national rankings

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the BCHL and the junior A world.

Mental health first aid course comes to Chilliwack

The two-day course will take place at the Coast Hotel on Nov. 1 and 2 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Mental fitness questioned of man charged in Chilliwack River Valley shooting

Peter Kampos told his lawyer ‘his dreams are being stolen and turned into drugs’ at Surrey Pre-trial

Jason Lum was the top vote-getter on Chilliwack council

New Chilliwack council will be sworn in at inaugural council meeting on Nov. 6

West Van Highlanders beat Sardis Falcons on last second field goal

The Falcons fell 17-14 on home field and will finish the BC High School football season on the road.

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

Around the BCHL: Chilliwack Chiefs snag spot in CJHL national rankings

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the BCHL and the junior A world.

Rural regions get priority for B.C. referendum mail-out

Ballot security measures aim to protect against voter fraud

B.C.’s natural gas supply could see 50% dip through winter due to pipeline blast

It’s been two weeks since the Enbridge pipeline ruptured near Prince George on Oct. 9, sparking a large fireball

Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds

Biggest myth: The advertised $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize and $620 million Powerball prize aren’t quite real

2 Canadians advance to finals at world wrestling championships

Olympic champion Erica Wiebe just missed joining them with a loss 3-1 to three-time world champion Adeline Gray of the United States in the 76-kg event

VIDEO: Fire destroys historic small-town B.C. restaurant

Two people were injured as fire ripped through the Hedley restaurant around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday

B.C. town’s mayoral race a tie, come down to luck of the draw

Harry Gough led incumbent Cindy Fortin by one vote on election night Saturday

Outdoor retailer MEC vows to boost diversity after online complaint

Mountain Equipment Co-op was criticized for perpetuating a white-only picture of the outdoors

Most Read