BARRY HOBBIS: ‘Our City’s financial stability is potentially at risk as we take on debt for the Johnson Street Bridge and sewage projects’

BARRY HOBBIS

CANDIDATE

CITY OF VICTORIA COUNCIL

CITY OF VICTORIA BY-ELECTION – REFERENDUM

NOVEMBER 2010

 

I am announcing my intention to seek the upcoming vacant seat for the City of Victoria Council.

This will be a vote for a new voice on Council, and for the community to be heard on a borrowing by-law for the Johnson Street Bridge.

The future of our City’s financial stability is potentially at risk  as we take on debt for the Johnson Street Bridge and sewage projects, when there my be viable alternatives that cost less, and meet the needs of all.

Our downtown core, and village centres, are not attracting new, vibrant businesses to increase employment; that must change.

Many of our neighbourhoods, and residents, feel cut off from City Hall and need to be consulted on affordable housing, and economic sustainability, along with many other issues of concern, to ensure our local government is moving in a positive forward thinking direction.

To many, and to me, our Council is fractured.

City Hall is in a state of internal strife and media spin is eroding the very core of serving the community, and not meeting our needs and priorities.

It seems that the tougher things get the more our local government feels it has to operate behind closed doors without the opportunity for public engagement.

The harsh reality is a lack of open transparent government at the municipal level, which disengages residents and business, something that can and must be changed.

 

Barry Hobbis

http://www.electbarryhobbis.org

Email: campaign@electbarryhobbis.org

Phone: 250 216 32 32

Campaign Manager: Mat Wright: Phone 250 686 59 45 

 

Nota Bene: The above information is provided to the CCC BLOG as a courtesy to our readers, and in the interest of public information, and does not constitute an official endorsement of the candidate Barry Hobbis by the Concerned Citizens’ Coalition.

– Gregory Hartnell, Editor

Concerned Citizens’ Coalition Weblog

 

CCC – LA ROSA PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICE 2010

 


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