LETHBRIDGE: The candidate list for those running in the civic election continues to grow.
Lea Switzer is taking another stab at a Councillor's seat, after finishing just
outside the pack in the last election and also in the following by-election.
Switzer is a local business woman and 2 term Public School Trustee. She has
served 6 years on the Children's Services Board and is a current member of the
Persons with Developmental Disabilities South Board.
In a news release from Switzer, stating she is entering the Aldermanic Race, she reflects on the previous three
years a City Council work: "It is clear that there is significant public concern
about large capital projects like the land purchase and construction of the Casa
building, the Stafford Drive Administration Building construction management
bankruptcy, the new transit and equipment pool building time delays and
predictable cost overruns."
Switzer believes public money must be managed responsibly, the Council needs
to be honest and provide full disclosure, and that Council should look at new
ways of providing the services that keep the community strong and appealing.
As a Council contender, Switzer also noted: " Municipally we can't stand
alone. With dwindling support from the provincial government, it is vital that
the City of Lethbridge learns to become more efficient in utilizing taxpayer
provided funds and accessing new partnerships in its role as key service
provider to the citizens of Lethbridge."