Friday, July 22, 2022

Tim Skinner formally announces standing for Nelson Mayoralty

Tim Skinner

𝐓𝐢𝐦 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫

As we near the time to elect a new Council I look back on what has been a difficult and challenging year for many Councillors to achieve unity. This has been compounded by the unfortunate interference of party political interests around the Council table. The effect of that on democratic decision making has been devastating.

And even more challenging for our community organisations and local businesses navigating the last two years, trying to plan with the uncertainties that may still lay ahead.

As a senior councillor, with a rewarding nine years experience representing our city, the public have always been able to depend on my consistent and common sense decision making.

It is now time to serve the community even further, providing solid no-nonsense leadership and direction to improve our environment, facilitate economic development, bring back genuine engagement with our community, and foremost improve the wellbeing and health of our community.

Thus I am today announcing my standing for Mayor and I am asking Nelsonians to support my election as we strive for a better future for our City.

I have never stood on the fence, nor have I ever shied away from listening and championing our people and local businesses.

As proven, from wood-burners, pensioner flats, prudent spending of your rates, developing our community gardens and self sustainability, progressing our sports facilities, youth parks, mountain-bike and recreation hubs, reviving the arts, culture and heritage strategies, to establishing the $7m budget over 10yrs for protecting our established native forests in our public reserves, to pushing back against the handover of your Three Waters assets.

We have an incredibly diverse and beautiful city, populated by an amazing and resilient people.

I am devoted to improving the welfare of all citizens.

And as Mayor I will continue to be an approachable representative for all people and our region, and will remain at all times forthright in ensuring a healthier Nelson for all to flourish.

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