Cranbrook city council member Wesly Graham will be seeking a third term in office in the upcoming municipal election.
Representatives for Graham said he has spent the last four years finding solutions to the mandates provided by Cranbrook residents.
“A lack of affordable housing was one of the driving issues where residents expressed concern.”, says Graham, “From affordable rentals to single-family homes, the community has added over 500 new doors, which is something I am particularly proud of. We have seen more developers show interest in Cranbrook and they are willing to work with us to continue to grow the city and meet the affordability needs we see in the community. Housing will be one of the main areas of focus for this campaign and I look forward to continuing that work this next term.”
Graham’s representatives outlined a number of other priorities.
In a media release, his campaign outlined a plan to focus on safety and security, with work to create a four-person task force within the local RCMP. This proposed task force would target individuals who prey on the vulnerable population.
“The city of Cranbrook does not have the resources to address the growing mental health crises, however, Councillor Graham is committed to working with the Provincial government to address the safety and security issues that are unfolding in our streets,” said campaign representatives.
Graham also highlighted other areas he wants to focus on, including security, infrastructure and economic development.
Graham said he is excited to take a shot at a third term on Cranbrook’s city council.
“We have lots of projects on the go, and we’ve seen some good results over the last eight years. I want to continue moving Cranbrook forward,” said Graham.
Voting day for the 2022 general municipal election is set for Oct. 15th.