Shannon Stange’s Vision for FSJ


Mr. Shannon Stange has more than a plan, he has a vision for the community he wants to see developed in Fort St. John.

Current Thoughts and Commentary

October 14, 2022 interview on the podcast Kevin Unscripted.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1816254/11499952-episode-56-shannon-stange

Campaign for Mayor of Fort St. John in 2022

My segment in the Moose Talks interview below begins at 18:25

 

Leadership:

  • Consult, Collaborate, Communicate
  • Open Doors and Town Halls so that we listen to people before acting for them.
  • Create growth forums where business leaders shape economic development.
  • Define a future of hope that embodies the dreams of our children for this city.
  • Respect our diversity while inspiring our unity.
  • Freedom of expression for all

 

Economy:

  • Pursue parallel economic development in both proven and emerging energy sectors.
  • Diversify our economic focus with initiatives to attract business in new sectors.
  • Find new ways to capitalize on our energy wealth.
  • Work with key partners to start an innovation centre.

 

Infrastructure:

  • Accessible, Appropriate, Affordable
  • Budget for roads that increase as we expand.
  • Replace pool with an indoor recreation facility.
  • Revitalize the downtown core with zoning designed to attract.

 

Housing, Social, and Health:

  • Find partnerships to develop housing that helps us age with dignity.
  • Ensure affordability and safety for immigrants, young families, and first-time buyers.
  • Shelters for women and children of domestic abuse.
  • More than warming shelters for the homeless while we work on homes for all.
  • Demand more from Northern Health for mental health and addiction treatment.

 

Service and Good Government:

  • Review rates charged for city services to ensure they reflect costs.
  • Require safe buildings, built by competent contractors with focused inspections.
  • Snow removal (not relocation) on primary streets which are heavily graveled.