Councillor proposes establishing economic development committee in bid for re-election
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CORNER BROOK — In a bid for re-election Linda Chaisson is setting her focus on fiscal accountability, sustainability and transparency for the residents of Corner Brook.
“If re-elected, improving internal and external communications for the residents, business community and city hall certainly will be a priority along with establishing an economic development committee to develop innovative ways to bring new businesses to the city,” said Chaisson in a press release announcing her intentions to run again.
She says she has supported proposed new businesses within the city, and feels establishing a committee that includes the business sector will lead to new business opportunities.
Chaisson said that she has been consistent in “putting people first” in an effort to bring their concerns to city hall during the past four years and pledges to continue to be a strong voice for the residents if re-elected.
She says she is also committed to proposing a wage freeze on mayor and councils renumeration if she maintains her seat.
“I ran my first election campaign on fiscal responsibility and accountability and this has not changed.”
Chaisson said she will continue to support and build partnership with groups within the city such as arts, festivals and recreation.
Chaisson said maintaining a public transit system, continuing to invest in aging infrastructure and supporting the demand for affordable housing are issues that the citizens of Corner Brook face each day and are on her list of priorities if re-elected to council.