Julian Fell has thrown his hat into the race heating up for Regional District of Nanaimo Area F.
The race for the seat being vacated by Lou Biggemann in Errington/Whiskey Creek now includes at least four declared candidates.
Fell has lived in Errington with his family since 1989 and has been involved in public policy and advisory groups in the region for almost 20 years.
He said he’s personally seen “unelected bureaucrats act to frustrate, suppress and conceal legal democratic entitlements,” and he ads those elected people are often manipulated.
He points to the “recent dictatorial imposition of building inspection,” as “the latest in a line of such incidents.”
He is also against the installation of smart meters as an invasion of privacy.
He said the regional district, which he called the “regional dictatorship,” has become “a perfect imitation of an Eastern European style, top down, ideologically driven, authoritarian, monolithic, secretive, ‘one size fits all’ bureaucracy where real public input is shunned and the public is intimidated.”
He said he has been involved in many community groups including the Errington Residents Association, Area F Restructure Study Committee and has done reviews and critiques of the Regional Growth Management process, the OCP (official community plan) and zoning.
He said he has a varied employment history, from 14 years as a zoologist to work in museums, mines, construction and an array of technical fields, which is a great background for public office.