A new candidate has declared his intentions to run as a Lethbridge city councillor in the upcoming municipal election. Tim VanderBeek says he is a lifelong Lethbridge resident and has previous experience working for the City of Lethbridge Parks department. VanderBeek has also worked as a substitute teacher for the Lethbridge School Division. He says he’s a northside resident and wants to see more representation on city council. VanderBeek has four key areas he is focusing on this election.
“First, I believe that we need to come up with a comprehensive plan that deals with homelessness, the drug addiction problem, and crime. All three are related, and you can’t deal with one without the other. Another is that I believe we need to get back to having a council that actually listens to each other, and will work cooperatively. I also believe that we need to look after things that we already have, and not pursue new capital projects. We’ve got too many projects that are falling apart, like some of the parks and streets.”
VanderBeek says he will also advocate for a new ward system for our city along with a new third bridge for the city’s westside.
Lethbridge voters will head to the polls on October 18th for the municipal election.