We’re hoping this can be a place South Nanaimo residents can come to gather and share information on the upcoming civic election taking place November 15th 2008. We’d like to offer a place for you to ask questions, make comments and offer suggestions to the various running candidates.
Here’s how we see the process unfolding:
1. Post any questions you have for potential councillors or mayor between now and October 10. You’ll be able to do this in the comment section after postings made here and alternatively you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. We’ll select the questions that best represent the issues of the South End and send them out to ALL potential council and mayoralty candidates.
3. We’ll post answers as received, and will offer them both in the web and print format newsletters by NEXT newsletter date (November 1),
4. We’ll encourage candidates to keep involved with the forum. You’ll be able to ask questions, make comments and suggestions, and share information, hopefully helping you to make a better decision.
We will NOT be recommending or supporting any particular candidate…that’s not our role. Our hope is simply to provide you with the information to compare candidates related to specific South End issues.
As South End Nanaimoites ourselves, we’re interested in running candidates opinions on South End issues and what their goals are for our area. We want to know that our interests are being considered and properly represented.
If you’re running for city council this year and don’t see your name or website/blog mentioned please get in touch with us and let us know! We’d like to know more about you and what you plan to offer the City of Nanaimo if you’re elected to city council!