Our key message in the elections:
Our political party, the CDA will continue to work in the elected board of the Amstel, Gooi and Vecht water authority on sustainable, climate-proof water management.
At the moment the top problem is financial management; due to mistakes made by the previous coalition the past 4 years (the CDA was opposition) not all taxes were collected. This leads to a financial problem which is estimated to be 200 million euro.
Our team, which is led by financial expert Lex van Drooge (10+ experience with government finances) wants to plug the financial holes as fast as possible.
Another important topic for the CDA is water recreation; we want to expand for instance the possibility of swimming, for instance by allowing for “free swimming everywhere”(currently there are many places where it is forbidden.
Finally, as CDA we like to collaborate; building bridges between various groups such as farmers, companies and nature lovers. We believe that a lot of policies can be implemented with buy-in from all the groups. A good example is climate change & soil preservation. In 2019 all parties, including the CDA and the farmers opted for a rise in the water levels to (amongst others) reduce the amount of carbon emissions released in the air (due to drying out of peatland).
See our Election Program here.(In Dutch)
See our Candidate List here.
See here the positioning of the CDA party in the Amstel, Gooi and Vecht water authority relative to the other parties and electoral lists.
See here the explanation and motivation of the answers from MijnStem.nl (voting assistant) by CDA party in the Amstel.Gooi and Vecht water authority.
See also the Amstel, Gooi and Vecht water authority site about the water authority elections. This site in English.