What is shaping up to be a Long Farewell for Mayor Lee Brain had its start at Monday's City Council session, with Councillor Blair Mirau making note of the Mayor's announcement earlier in the day of his intentions to not seek a third term as the top elected official in Prince Rupert municipal government.
Mr. Mirau leading off the comments from some of the Council members, reflecting on the shared journey of the last seven years.
"If no one else is going to make comment on the Mayor's announcement, then I may as well start and you guys can feel free to jump in. I'm assuring you all saw it that he's not going to be running in the next election in October.
So I just wanted to this opportunity being that the day that he's announced to wish him all, I think that obviously it's a tough decision to walk away, particularly with all the really exciting stuff that we have on track. Not just from this past year but also coming up over the next few months.
So the hard work is not over between now and October we know there's a lot to do, but I want to wish you well Lee, it's been a fantastic experience working with you for the last seven years, I know it's going to be a very productive last ten months, as you're going to change all your energy an focus into seeing as much through before your time is up so I know it was a tough decision and I wish you well.
And I know based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback that you've received so far that you will be missed at the City of Prince Rupert -- Councillor Blair Mirau