Cindy Fortin is seeking a third term as mayor of Peachland. (Photo contributed)

Cindy Fortin is seeking a third term as mayor of Peachland. (Photo contributed)

Fortin forges ahead in seeking re-election as Peachland mayor

‘It has never been a difficult decision for me to serve this community’

Cindy Fortin has made the announcement on her Facebook page that she is seeking a third term as mayor of Peachland.

“It has never been a difficult decision for me to serve this community,” she said in the post. “It is an honour that I don’t take lightly.”

Fortin also noted she believes in moderate development for the District.

“I stress moderate development, not over development. We don’t have to say yes to every developer. I would also like to re-evaluate the Official Community Plan, particularly when it comes to building heights along Beach Avenue.”

Fortin said some of her top priorities include

  • A healthy watershed that includes source water protection and adequate supply and an updated Water Master Plan.
  • Keeping taxes as low as possible by relying on other monies, such as grants for projects.
  • A new fire hall or protective services building, for the safety of our community and our firefighters.
  • Affordable housing for seniors and young working families.
  • Outdoor active transportation corridors, and improved transit, as well as inter-municipal transportation
  • An updated community sewer plan.
  • Continue to work with government to make safety improvements to the existing highway, while keeping the possibility of a future bypass alive.

Fortin ran successfully for councillor in 2011 and was first elected mayor in 2014. She was re-elected mayor in 2018 after her name was picked out of a box following a judicial recount that ended with a tie vote with challenger Harry Gough.

The only other declared candidate for mayor is current councillor Patrick Van Minsel.

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