Former Parksville and Port Alberni mayor Paul Reitsma is seeking a spot on Parksville city council.

Former Parksville and Port Alberni mayor Paul Reitsma is seeking a spot on Parksville city council.

Reitsma seeks Parksville city council seat

City of Parksville: Reitsma, Paul — city council candidate

  • Oct. 14, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Paul Reitsma is seeking a seat on Parksville city council.

“This election is one of the most important ones in recent times,” Reitsma said in a news release. “The long-term future of Parksville matters and will be shaped by difficult decisions to be made.”

“Parksville is in good financial shape, however as a resident and tax payer I am concerned we may be considering choices that will put us in a position of high long term debt and taxes,” Reitsma continued. “I believe experience, making decisions and being a good listener are important qualities to be considered as you choose who will be representing you on council.”

Reitsma said his goals are:

• No tax increase in first year, minimal the next three years.

• Affordable long-term secure potable water supply.

• Vigorous promotion of our area as a tourist destination.

• Businesslike approach to city hall.

• Foster respect and being a team player.

• Accept decisions made by the majority.

Reitsma said his experience includes:

• Owned and operated a small business for 35 years.

• Parksville Mayor (1987–1996) / Port Alberni councillor (1980-1981), mayor (1981–1983).

• Served as regional director for 10 years.

• Served on parent’s advisory committees during my children’s school years.

“Vote as you please, but please vote,” said Reitsma. “Your vote matters.”

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