Return equilibrium in Parksville council byelection Oct. 22

Parksville’s byelection, coming up on October 22, is an opportunity for resident electors to return equilibrium to city council.

Parksville’s byelection, coming up on October 22, is an opportunity for resident electors to return equilibrium to city council.

We need to choose a candidate with experience in government and a dedication to fiscal responsibility, infrastructure planning and downtown revitalization.

We need to select a candidate who will solicit residents’ opinions and recommendations on policies of direct concern to them such as overnight camping in Foster Park. This would be a positive change from current practice.

We need to choose a council member who will oppose excessive and unnecessary in camera meetings and open council’s deliberations to public scrutiny. This is a dire necessity in a participatory democracy.

Finally, we need an advocate of “controlled slow growth” in the face of rampant housing development and potential water shortages. These are the issues. The choice is ours.

Valerie DareParksville

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