Eighteen candidates have entered the race to fill six City of Powell River Council seats. The Peak asked each candidate the following question:
Why should voters choose you to be a City of Powell River councillor?
Here is the response from Jim Palm:
First, because I love and care about the place my family calls home, Powell River.
I am experienced as I have served this community and its citizens for the past 38 years both as an educator, and over the past 14 years as a city councillor. I have enjoyed the challenges we have faced and look forward to the work ahead.
I care about the future of Powell River and the well-being of its citizens.
I have the experience necessary to make informed decisions on the most important issues facing Powell River residents: Drugs and crime; high taxation; retention of the industrial tax base and related future jobs; priority loading on BC Ferries for residents; and proposed name change.
I will continue to attend all meetings on your behalf, well-prepared and having done my due diligence on each issue. I will listen and participate in all discussions at council, including from the people most affected.
I will cast my vote on the recommendation which is in the best interest of the residents of Powell River. Vote Jim Palm for a practical, down-to-earth approach to civic duties.
General election day is October 15. Read all Peak election coverage at prpeak.com/2022-civic-election.