My approach to getting things done is to act as a catalyst, convener and consensus builder. So much is achieved when key community members, staff and stakeholders come together. I work to support them on our common goals. That's how we solve problems.
I am an action oriented, people person. I've had the honour of working with, and being endorsed by, community leaders from a large cross-section of Saanich.
Actions and track record Words are nice, but concrete actions guided by detailed strategies are what gets results. That is a proven skill set I bring.
One goal for my second term is to roll out our new, award winning strategy for housing. It recognizes that everything is connected - building housing that addresses affordability, climate, better transit and active transport, while creating vibrant, walkable villages.
Additionally, I am focused on a thriving economy that reduces tax burdens on residents. Let's make life more affordable and hopeful for all our residents. The movie studio, med-tech hub and food processing are on the table for Saanich. Those are just some of the new opportunities we are generating.
This past term, Saanich achieved strong advances in climate action, housing supply and affordability, environmental protection, road safety, active transport, parks acquisition, and more. This is more than any recent council.
I have also delivered results on reconciliation, cultural inclusion, family doctors, daycare, food security, emergency preparedness, and the first multicultural festival at Uptown.
Of course, there is more to do.
I hope you will look at www.votehaynes.ca and learn more.
He's a martial artist with a Ph.D in diabetes research which he did at U of T on a Commonwealth scholarship. He's worked as a teacher, a researcher and an entrepreneur. He grew up in a blue collar family in England and also lived in Japan for several years.
Fred, his wife and three sons moved to Saanich 20 years ago, when he jumped into volunteering in his local community association. He took on an increasing level and diversity of local community issues and was asked by others in 2014 to run for Saanich Council. He ran successfully on a slogan of "New ideas and a Fresh Approach".
In his first year on Council Fred won an award for “Political Leadership Supporting Housing Affordability, Policy Review and Regulatory Reform”. In addition he was recognized by the Co-op Housing Federation of BC for his work on coop housing.
After his first, term on Council Fred ran successfully for Mayor of Saanich, on a slogan of "Expect More".
Reason for running