With a little more than two weeks until voters go to the polls to choose who will represent Powell River as city councillors, the Peak asked all 13 candidates the following question: Why should Powell River vote for you?
Here is the reply from CaroleAnn Leishman
I hope Powell River knows how hard I work for this community. Being a part of the team that has been our city council for the past four years has been extremely rewarding but also has been an extraordinary amount of work.
My personal agenda is purely for the betterment of this town. I want to support a vibrant economy; a diversity of employment opportunities; build the arts, culture and heritage sector; explore more opportunities for tourism and recreation experiences; encourage a variety of housing options maintaining an affordable sector of the market; support our youth in sports, recreation, social and educational opportunities encouraging our graduates to stay longer and come back sooner; support families and seniors for a healthy, affordable lifestyle; become a carbon-neutral and zero-waste community by developing programs for reducing the community’s ghg emissions so we can be part of the solution for mitigating the effects of climate change and continue the amazing relationships that have developed over the years with our partners Tla’amin Nation and qathet Regional District.
We all live in one region and we should continue working together.
I am running a “Zero Waste-Zero Budget Campaign” because I don’t believe in creating excess waste of campaign material that someone reads once and chucks into the recycle bin, I’m not buying print ads and I’m reusing my old signs.
Please donate to a worthy local charity instead of to me.
I hope my track record and work ethic is enough for re-election.