Krista Snow is the daughter of long-time and popular Fall River pol Gordie Snow, who died a couple of years ago. While suburban Fall River is at the heart of the district she represents, it is perhaps the most unwieldy district, stretching down to the urbanizing Waverley area, up to rural Beaver Bank and around Shubenacadie/Grand Lake.
First elected in 2003, Snow still hasn't proven herself; perhaps her work commitments---she owns both a greenhouse and a contracting business---limit her time and explain why she asked that an additional $45,000 be added to the budget so that a full-time council assistant could be hired. The motion failed.
She is probably best known for her outspoken support for the failed cat bylaw.
Grade: C-. Krista's Cell: 476-7206
WHAT WE SAID IN 2007 (Grade: C)
"You could say that councillor Snow is a woman of contrasts. Shes an athlete (paddles dragon boat, practices tae kwon do) who ultimately did not support the Halifax Commonwealth Games bid. Shes also a businessperson---a president and CEO of two businesses prior to her time on council ---who did not support the Tex Park towers development to preserve the view from Citadel Hill. The ability to step back and vote against personal sympathy can be considered an asset, but Snow could stand to be more assertive. When asked what she would do if she were mayor, Snow responded, Cant answser this question because I believe the Mayor is doing a fantastic job and I cant think of anything I would do differently. Oh, come now; there must be something we could improve upon."
"Remarks: Perhaps too many extra-curricular activities? Snow is heavily involved in community sports and committees, but along with District 3 councillor David Hendsbee, she fought this year for taxpayer-funded assistants to help manage her workload. Some councillors sympathized, but the motion was ultimately defeated. This isnt a knock against Snow, but some councillors with outside jobs have no problem handling their duties, and others without jobs cant keep up? Is being a councillor a full-time job, or isnt it?"
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