I support the four pillars of the Nanaimo Strategic Plan: Economy, Environment, Social Equity, and Culture

 

As a Nanaimo city councillor, Ian Thorpe would stand for…

 

  • Open, honest, and respectful communication

  • Due process and improved consultation with the community

  • Maintain a strong economic base

  • Strategic planning and long-term vision

  • Preservation of environment and green spaces

  • Enhancement of sport and recreational facilities

  • Responsible use of taxpayers’ money

  • Sustainable growth and affordable housing

  • Public benefit over private interests

  • Promoting Nanaimo and the natural beauty of our surrounding area

  • Cooperative teamwork between councillors and city staff

  • Developing tourism opportunities that showcase our waterfront and our city’s rich cultural history

  • Improved utilization of Newcastle Island as a destination attraction

  • Promotion of Nanaimo as a transportation and tourism hub for Vancouver Island

 LIST OF ISSUES

CITY COUNCIL - TRANSPARENCY

 

GROWTH & HOUSING

 

PROPERTY TAXES

 

PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT

 

TOURISM & PROMOTION

 

PUBLIC VS BUSINESS INTEREST