City council candidate Jack McLeman (incumbent

Profile: Port Alberni city council candidate Jack McLeman (incumbent, Alberni First)

City of Port Alberni: Jack McLeman - Council candidate (incumbent, Alberni First)

  • Nov. 5, 2014 1:00 p.m.

I’ve worked in the forest industry and now volunteer at the Gill School breakfast program and McLean Mill, where I sell lumber and acquire logs to reduce the mill’s reliance on taxpayers. I’ve served seven years as director and executive of the BC Community Forest Association and represented that board on the BC Forest Safety Council.

Since being on council, I’ve worked to get control of the high cost of consultants, supported lot “C” waterfront park and having marine industry on lots “A” and “B”.

I am co-chair of the regional transportation committee which is negotiating with government for an alternate access to the Alberni Valley.

If re-elected I will continue to be open and available to all electors, using the same energy I always have to question what is presented to council and work to streamline the city’s managerial structure.

I will work co-operatively with private industry on the protection of our watershed and the safe use of interface lands for the benefit of us all.

I will make sure the taxpayers of the city are represented in, and benefit from, all economic plans for the area and will support airport, seaports and rail as needed.

I will continue to lobby for an expansion for our community forest in any way possible.

As always I will work with the rest of council and city staff (management and union) to get the best outcomes for the city, and assist new councillors as needed.

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