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 Roger Whittaker:
Voters of Powell River should elect Roger Whittaker to city council because I am ready to represent real concerns of residents.
Topics people speak to me about in coffee shops and on phone calls are: safe streets to walk any time, day or night; keep property taxes in check; verification that organizations seeking tax relief have a need, not a growing treasure chest, and evidence such organizations help those in need rather than competing with businesses; allow those building our community to be permitted to build to market needs; that those making policies and bylaws for Powell River seek solutions made in Powell River rather than squeezing Powell River residents into out-of-town ideas; abolishing or accepting an idea or regimen that is out of step with reality, not rural, not small town, not sensible and not wanted or asked for by a majority.
I have attended more than 1,000 city and qathet Regional District meetings as a citizen, a contractor and community TV representative.
I believe I have a good sense of issues residents of Powell River are hoping to see represented to other levels of government, keeping discussions ongoing toward a harmonious resolution.
General election day is October 15. Read all Peak election coverage at prpeak.com/2022-civic-election.