Mayoralty candidate Sylvia Bishop once again is making campaign announcements.
Today, she promised that if elected mayor, she will immediately launch a review of the municipality’s 18 advisory committees with a view to amalgamating some that serve duplicate functions, abolishing others and creating new ones to meet emerging priorities.
“Our city’s existing advisory committees were established to assist council and encourage public involvement in decision-making,” said Bishop.
“I believe they generally have performed a very valuable service for our community, but it also is clear that a rigorous review and update now are needed to ensure that the committees are working well and adequately addressing newly-arising issues, challenges and opportunities.”
Former CAO George Harvie and police chief Jim Cessford are the other declared candidates for mayor.
The election takes place Oct. 20.