The campaigning is heating up as we get closer to the October Municipal election.
Along with the familiar names of those who have spent some time around the council chamber horseshoe, many are looking to win a seat this fall, for the first time, including four in Otonabee Ward.
Among those is Kim Zippel, who is taking her second run for a council seat.
She says the city needs to focus on building and improving the unique City that Peterborough has become and to do that you need a strong city council….
Another fresh council candidate is Brock Grills. With a degree in political sciences and 2 years experience filming city council, he says he couldn’t sit on the sidelines anymore, and believes that something needs to change in the city, and soon.
Ryan Waudby is another one of the new comers to the ballot, trying to find a seat at council during the current municipal election. He says that for Otonabee Ward, a lot of the big issues take place on the roads. From speeding to on street parking, he believes something has to change to make the community more safe.
and Jason Wallwork entered the race for Otonabee Ward at the deadline on July 27th. He says good paying jobs, more affordable housing and giving the community a bigger and louder voice are just a few things that he plans to focus on. Wallwork believes he can offer a different angle if elected on October 22nd.
These four will be facing incumbent Lesley Parnell and veteran Bob Hall, who had a long career as a councillor for Northcrest Ward.