City council candidate Paul Pley.

City council candidate Paul Pley.

Profile: Port Alberni city council candidate Paul Pley

City of Port Alberni: Paul Pley - Council candidate

  • Oct. 16, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Here are some of my concerns regarding Port Alberni. We have to change our spending habits handed down to us during our prosperous years. Times have changed and so must city hall.

I would like to see residential taxes capped at a maximum of five percent during any four-year council mandate, and that only if necessary.

Reduce the subsidy to McLean Mill and cap it at $100,000 and seek financial contributions from all the valley districts.

Canal Beach has potential but any monies earmarked for it should include all valley districts and only by consent of the taxpayers.

Reduce costs at all city departments.  Look at how our works yard purchases new equipment when thousands can be saved purchasing one- or two-year-old vehicles with the manufacturer warranty still in effect. I would like to examine all city expenses and see where we can save your money.

There is so much talk about the shipping hub and the LNG facility. Who would say no to this? Certainly not I.

I have experience negotiating with companies and customers for the last 38 years in the  sales field. First in appliance sales with Woodward’s store, Sears catalogue sales and lastly as salesperson and then sales and business manager at the local Ford dealership.

I did fleet orders for logging companies as well as city tenders, always trying to get the best product at the lowest price. I can apply this experience to city council to do the best for you, the taxpayer.

Allow me the opportunity to represent you and your concerns. I am an independent candidate supported by no one but you, the voter.

 

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