I consider the most important issue to be economic vitality; expanding our tax base by promoting Chase as a great place to live and a smart place to run a business.
Thoughtful, stable taxation and budgeting are both required to maintain services and replace aging infrastructure sensibly.
Historically, some small towns have acquired big, clean business. We need to think big to attract big business. We are situated between two larger towns and we have choices to remain a bedroom community for Kamloops and Salmon Arm while they grow and prosper or take steps to allow economic growth at home.