LETHRBIDGE: Another candidate is acknowledging his intention to run for a
position as a City Councillor in the October Civic Election
Mark Leeb has been a resident of Lethbridge since 1984 and has
been involved with a number of local organizations such as the Royal Canadian
Legion, Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, and the Home Builders'
When asked why he wants to sit on council, Leeb stated he wants to make a
difference, to give back to the community and provide a voice to citizens. He
says, "Every citizen, no matter what organization, how big or how small,
deserves a voice and to have the opportunity to present their concerns. My job
as an elected member of City Council would be to present those concerns to the
City, to go out and find the facts and deal with the pros and cons of each
issue, before making a decision."
The potential Councillor says he will help make those decisions, regardless
of what his personal views are and based on what is right for the greater good
of the city.
Leeb's primary focus is fiscal responsibility in the area of taxes and
municipal spending. Leeb says he knows that's an issue for many residents so, he
did a little research on taxes and relates what he found, "The consumer price
index from January first of 2009 to today has only increased a total of 8.9%
over that time period - our property taxes (for residential), have actually
increased, over the same length of time, 23.9% , and that's quite a discrepancy
between the two figures".
On final note, Leeb pledges to maintain, monitor and improve the quality of
life for the citizens of Lethbridge.