Long-time councillor Doug Elmslie has announced his intention to run for Mayor of the City of Kawartha Lakes in the October 24, 2022 municipal election.
Currently Ward 3 councillor, Elmslie moved to Kawartha Lakes in 2001 and was first elected to council in 2006 in Ward 6.
In a media release, Elmslie says his campaign will focus on improving public services.
“The key areas of concern are waste management, roads and infrastructure, and the landfill crisis,” he says. “It is also time that we prioritize the completion of our secondary plans, so that our housing targets can be achieved. We will continue the downtown improvements in our urban areas, and while focusing on these issues, we will also strengthen our collaboration with our citizen and volunteer groups to help them achieve their goals.”
“We will keep fiscal responsibility and the continuation of our 10-year financial plan at the forefront. The Trails and Active Transportation Plans will be completed and implemented. Ensuring service levels through employee retention and recruitment will continue to be a primary consideration. In addition, we will look to streamline and improve turnaround times for planning, permitting, and building inspections.”
Elmslie is currently the only Kawartha Lakes mayoral candidate. Last fall, Lindsay lawyer Jason Ward had announced his intention to run for mayor, but withdrew in March after citing personal health and family reasons.