A slate of candidates running for city council

A group concerned about where Campbell River is heading plans to run a slate of candidates in this fall’s municipal election.

A group concerned about where Campbell River is heading plans to run a slate of candidates in this fall’s municipal election.

Fusion, a group of ordinary people with similar principles, has been an ongoing three-year project for Walter Jakeway who wants to see his group fill the council table come November.

“The team is planning to run for both the council and mayor positions, but we are not formally announcing who is on board until the first week of October,” Jakeway said. “The intent is to offer a balanced selection of experienced well-qualified candidates to handle the often difficult job.

“This is not a personality contest, but a chance to focus on truly making Campbell River – Oceans of Opportunity.”

The group, which for the most part has little political experience, believes in a zero per cent tax rate increase for the next three years, forcing a larger role out of Rivercorp and a bylaw to allow citizens to pay their taxes in monthly instalments.

Jakeway said if Fusion is elected, it would also work to cut back on the number of council meetings each month.

He said a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to prepare the group for an election campaign and he’s eager to see how it all unfolds.

“There has been much preparation invested into this effort with several organizational meetings and rigorous refinement of the goals through the summer,” Jakeway said. “It should be interesting to see the positive outcome.”

Civic elections take place once every three years. This year’s election is Sat., Nov. 19.

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