City council candidate Malcolm Menninga.

City council candidate Malcolm Menninga.

Profile: Port Alberni city council candidate Malcolm Menninga

City of Port Alberni: Malcolm Menninga - Council candidate

  • Oct. 16, 2014 11:00 a.m.

I have a passion for the outdoors. It was the first-class recreational features offered in Port Alberni that made me choose to call the city home after living in a number of areas of the province.

It was my love of the outdoors that led me to a 20-year career in the forest industry. I also have a keen interest in business, and I operate my own successful business when I am not in the woods.

I appreciate the contributions forestry has made and continues to make, however, Port Alberni has much more to offer. If we are to grow, we need to pursue growth industries.

People from across the country choose to live on Vancouver Island. With them they bring millions of dollars of investment for new homes and spending in the community.

We need to attract these people to Port Alberni.

That is why the theme of my platform is “Prosperity Through Livability.”

This will be achieved mostly by increasing the street appeal and a heavy marketing campaign. The results will be a larger tax base, lower taxes and a stronger economy within four years.

 

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