Mayoral candidate: Hank Bood, District of Port Hardy

District of Port Hardy: Bood, Hank — Mayor candidate

  • Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Hank Bood

I’ve run for public office three times and the No. 1 issue each time has been, “If you win will you use my tax dollars wisely over the next four years?” That question is especially relevant this year as Council’s priority is to build a new public works yard. The works yard has served us well for forty-two years and is likely to do so for as many more. As your mayor I will lead a comprehensive review of our capital requirements to identify, and fund (with contributions from other stakeholders) those projects that are a real priority.

People have been asking me what I’d do about the apparent lack of transparency at Municipal Hall. I’ll make that our No. 2 issue. Council has recently terminated the Epcor contract resulting in a settlement which makes up a significant part of their three million dollar total remuneration for 2013. As deliberations were conducted almost exclusively behind closed doors (in camera) concerned taxpayers are asking, “Why was Epcor terminated?” and “What was the total cost of the settlement?” As your Mayor I guarantee my council will conduct the Town’s business openly because public scrutiny will make for responsible decisions that are better for everyone.

Thirdly, I am running for Mayor because I know how to work with senior governments and other community partners to enhance the long-term sustainability and prosperity of our town. I have proven experience and I’d like to help make Port Hardy a thriving community once again.

 

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