Tom Croft

Election 2014: Council candidate Tom Croft

District of Oak Bay: Croft, Tom - council candidate

  • Nov. 3, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Do you live in Oak Bay?

Yes, I do. My wife Jill and I have lived here for 30 years, and we are graduates of the University of Victoria. We raised our family in this beautiful community and, over the years, have actively volunteered to assist Oak Bay in maintaining its wonderful nature and culture.

 

 

 

Are you in favour of some form of amalgamation in the Capital Region?

I support Oak Bay Council’s decision to add an amalgamation question to the November 15 ballot.  The voters will speak to Council about their views on this topic, and I will support their decision.

 

 

 

What is your vision for sewage treatment in Oak Bay?

I support the Seaterra proposal currently prepared for the Capital Region. That plan, together with improvements and upgrades within the Uplands area of Oak Bay, are the appropriate solutions to be moved forward.

 

 

 

Do you think speed limits should be lowered in high crash areas?

Speed might not be the fundamental problem in any particular “high crash area.” Therefore, I would support a review by engineering personnel, and would consider all appropriate recommendations that focus on improving traffic safety on our streets.

 

 

 

Should mobility scooters be regulated?

No.

 

 

 

Is a deer cull necessary?

Oak Bay Council has already approved a deer cull plan. That plan just needs to be implemented.

 

 

 

Should secondary suites be legalized?

Yes, I am in favor of regulating/legalizing existing and new secondary suites. In my view this strategy will help to offer affordable housing while maintaining the overall housing character of our community.  We also need to implement a regulatory regime that ensures suites meet all necessary building and safety codes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does Oak Bay need stronger noise bylaws?

No.

 

 

Should Oak Bay allow more freedom for dogs?

The new official Oak Bay Community Plan has considered the topic of “dogs”, and that plan awaits review by the new Council.

 

 

 

Do you agree with the basic principles in the new OCP?

Yes.

 

 

 

Should council encourage more filming opportunities in Oak Bay?

Yes, it should. Undoubtedly a few Oak Bay residents were disturbed by the recent “Gracepoint” filming activities. However, those film crews brought not only welcomed dollars to our region, but excitement, plus internal and external interest about our community.

 

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