Election introduction, question 1 Mingo

Mingo: competitive tax rates key to economic development

Dave Mingo

Incumbent councillor

 

I was born and raised in Mission, met my wife, Kerri, there and we moved to the South Cariboo in 1994.

I have been a Councillor for the District of 100 Mile House for 7.5 years. I am a Regional Manager for Total Pet, covering the northern portion of British Columbia. I am currently president of the 100 Mile Fly Fishers.

In the past, I was the fisheries director for the Lone Butte Fish and Wildlife Association and a co-organizer of the Iron Horse Toy Run. I have been a key organizer of the Hot July Nights Show ’n Shine as well as its emcee.

I enjoy serving our community, take great pride in it and I believe my experience will better the District of 100 Mile House.

 

QUESTION 1

The key to bringing in new business, as well as keeping our existing businesses, is low tax rates and less red tape.

A business-friendly local government encourages investment in 100 Mile House.

Controlling spending, while maintaining existing services and adding new services only when financially viable, will keep our tax rates competitive.

If we continue along the track we are on now, 100 Mile House will be debt free by 2018.

No interest payments will allow us to spend more on services while maintaining low tax rates.

It is foolhardy to believe that you can spend yourself into prosperity.