Mayoral Candidate Peter Chirico has officially launched his campaign.
Speaking to a crowd downtown this morning, he outlined many of his priorities.
” I want to reimagine, reinvent and be part of the revitalization of our downtown core,” he said.
Another highlight of his campaign is addressing the issue of addiction, homelessness and mental health problems in our community.
“Because of the addiction services available in North Bay, people in other communities come here for clinical rehabilitation,” he shared. “As a passionate community, we’ve always been open to helping those in need. But the current situation is not sustainable.”
Other priorities include changing the culture at city hall, reviewing and restructuring city operations and services where needed, expanding industrial and commercial development parks and more.
“I want to build on past successes on previous councils and continue to work with our MP and Speaker of the House Anthony Rota, and MPP Vic Fedeli to achieve a better North Bay,” he said.
Chirico says he also wants to see a sustainable and green future for the city, as he believes it’s important for our children and families.
Two other people, Johanne Brousseau and Leslie McVeety are also running for mayor.
30 people are vying for councillor spots.
Election Day is Monday, October 24.