Nanaimo council candidate: Jim Goldsack

City of Nanaimo: Goldsack, Jim – city council candidate

  • Oct. 23, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Name: Jim Goldsack

Age: 64

Occupation: retired


Qualified steel fabricator; peace officer with the RCMP; training coordinator and apprenticeship councillor in B.C.; business agent for the International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 115; realtor in Nanaimo; appointment on the Board of Referees (Employment Insurance) for Service Canada.

President of the Hospital Area Neighbourhood Association; Vice-chairman of the Neighbourhood Network; appointed to the Advisory Planning Committee for the City of Nanaimo; director at the Italian-Canadian Cavallotti Lodge.

Why are you running for public office?

The taxpayers of Nanaimo need a strong council and I believe my background and knowledge can gain back the confidence of the community.

What three priorities are important to you and how do you plan to tackle these issues, if elected?

Bring back the confidence and faith we the taxpayers have lost. We need to demonstrate a willingness to listen and understand what people are asking. I would advocate in camera meetings be kept to a bare minimum. In addition, informal meetings held throughout the community to allow our citizens an opportunity to ask questions or just plain dialogue with members of the council.

Fiscal responsibility. I want to see a service and program review. Encouragement of the public to participate in the review.

A proper balance to accommodate the community as a whole. Work with the business community and encourage investment. Protect our heritage and environment while working with senior government to ensure we have affordable housing and social programs.

How do you plan to manage taxes and spending?

As stated, a review of our services and programs. We must also set up a plan and stick with the plan and not deviate.

What do you think it takes to lead Nanaimo? Describe your leadership or co-working style.

It takes a strong council that can work together and set the direction for the city manager. My work history demonstrates that I have the skills to work as part of a team that will benefit our beautiful city.

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