Friday, September 26, 2014

Council candidate urges quick movement on Northwest Alliance initiative

A candidate for Prince Rupert City Council is offering his thoughts on the recent discussion at Prince Rupert City Council regarding potential membership in the Northwest Alliance initiative, with Blair Mirau suggesting that Council move sooner, rather than later in joining in with the Northwest collective.

In a media release from Thursday, the City council hopeful outlined his thoughts on why Prince Rupert should move quickly to line up with other Northwest communities.

Highlighting how the collective regional approach to shared issues, may provide some assistance towards the city's infrastructure debt and the stresses that future development may provide for the community.

Mr. Mirau also stressed how the concept of building partnerships and sharing knowledge with other communities was a key part of his city council campaign, suggesting that the City should not miss out on the opportunity to work with and learn from other Northwest communities.

The Northwest Alliance initiative, which was created in July of this year to start revenue sharing discussions with the Provincial government, was first mentioned at Prince Rupert City Council at the September 15th session.

During the session, Mayor Jack Mussallem provided a short description of how it worked, with the Mayor advising that Council would soon receive a report on the initiative for further consideration on the theme.

You can review the Mayor's presentation to Council and look over some background information on the Resource Benefits Alliance program from our item of September 18th.

More on the 2014 Municipal election campaign can be found on our archive page.

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