Doug O’Brien has announced his candidacy for a Parksville city councillor position.
In a press release, O’Brien advises that there are many important issues that require action, including reducing the annual proposed property tax increases, implementing the improvements to the Community Park as suggested by Parksville citizens in a 2017 survey, collaborating with the RCMP to reduce crime and ensure the safety of our community, traffic calming solutions for Highway 19A, allowing better walk-ability, providing water storage solutions to reduce water shortage restrictions and revitalizing downtown with a “people-place” town square with public washrooms.
O’Brien said he will be dedicated to advocate for the residents of Parksville by listening, responding and providing solutions as required. He believes the citizens and local businesses deserve respect and fair treatment from their elected officials.
O’Brien served on the Parksville 2013 Official Community Plan (OCP) committee, Parksville Citizens Advisory Councils, is a past board member of Parksville and District Association for Community Living, Cedar Village strata council board member and is a certified NCCP sports coach.
O’Brien pledges to bring his past business leadership strengths, integrity and vision to guide the City of Parksville to transform into a thriving, desirable community for all residents.
— Submitted by Doug O’Brien/NEWS Staff