Bill Manners announces city council candidacy

Bill Manners

Bill Manners, Director of the Dover Community Association, and Spokesperson for the Community Engagement Task Force has announced his candidacy for City Council.

Manners was co-founder and chair of the NoVote2017 Society which led to 80.3% of voters rejecting a risky borrowing plan by current City Council to build an Event Centre in a referendum held on March 11, 2017.

“The next four years will bring us a unified waterfront walkway and the development of 1 Port Drive into a tourism driven destination,” Manners said. “A positive future with economic development will help us create jobs for those who reside in our amazing city.  We need to get back to the basics of building a solid, sincere team at City Hall to move beyond 2020.  To that end, I will serve the people of Nanaimo with dedication, respect, and attentiveness to the needs and desires of this community.”

 With Nanaimo soon to pass the 100,000 population mark, Manners’ vision is for City Council to work with all levels of government to solve the current issue of homelessness, and plan for the city’s future needs.

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