The Mayor of Bancroft has said he will run again in the next municipal election.
Paul Jenkins says it was an extremely tough decision. After 12 years on council, he says it has been a long haul filled with scarifies for him and his family members. However, with a lot of different projects happening in the Town, he wanted to see everything to completion. He adds it would not be fair to leave new staff at this point and is invested in everything that is going on.
Jenkins says he is running on the same platform he did in his 2010 campaign. He says if elected he will continue to advocate fiscal responsibility, debt reduction and town growth. He says over his time as mayor, he and council have implemented a lot of measures in support of this, and as a result, debt has come down and they have been able to invest in the town.
Jenkins says this is a long-term process, and he is sticking with his pledges to keep finances under control, continue to foster growth and keep the cost of living down for everyone. While it is a simple formula, part of it is providing more services, including projects like updating the library and community centre.
According to Jenkins, the biggest issue in Bancroft is inflation and cost escalation. He says it is important to keep spiralling costs from happening. He wants to continue to find more efficiencies and find more revenue streams.
For undecided voters, Jenkins says that if people like what council has been doing, they should vote for them again. He encourages those who don’t understand what his plan is to ask. He adds that someone who has a different point of view and or a better way of doing things, to run for public office as well.