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CITY – Mayor asks defeated candidates for input into strategic plan

Reid Hamer-Jackson. (Image: CFJC Today)

Mayor Reid Hamer-Jackson is hoping to get input on the City’s strategic plan from candidates defeated in last October’s civic election.

The mayor told ArmchairMayor.ca he figures the candidates have put a lot of thought into the future of the city and might have some good ideas for the mayor and council to consider when they sit down to look at the strategic plan Jan. 27.

“Why not talk to as many people as possible?” he said.

His invitation applies both to defeated mayoral and council candidates. Hamer-Jackson said he doesn’t have a list of their contact information, and election rules prevent the City from providing it to him, so he’s reaching out through the media and asking them to get in touch.

The strategic plan covers the local economy, governance and accountability, livability and environmental leadership and sets direction for the next few years.

Former candidates wishing to provide input for the strat plan sessions are asked to call City Hall at 250-828-3311.

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4 Comments on CITY – Mayor asks defeated candidates for input into strategic plan

  1. If he showed up at ribbon cuttings, openings and at events where he is supposed to represent the mayoral office or the City … then he might … oh, I dont know … bump into citizens where he could gather opinions.

    Instead he wants to ask the opinions of people that the voters chose NOT to have a voice on Council or in the Mayoral chair.
    Let me repeat that again …
    HE wants the opinions of those that WE dont want to hear from,
    and these opinions … will likely affect his opinion.

  2. It is never a bad thing to look for input from other parties however I hope he is not doing this because he has no ideas of his own.

  3. Dawne Taylor // January 24, 2023 at 4:47 PM // Reply

    Understand he did not discuss this or mention this present council first. When will he learn?

  4. Another strategic plan? What happened to the previous one? Was it pointless or obsolete from the onset? Or more important things came to light in the last few weeks?
    But this gesture by the new mayor is unprecedented and a welcoming development in my opinion.

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