MAYOR

BOB WELLS

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Don’t miss Ribfest this weekend

Ribfest is this weekend. This annual event is brought to the community by the Strathcona-Sunrise Rotary Club, who uses the funds raised for local and international projects. September 14-15-16 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds – 3 days of food, music & entertainment for the whole family.

Affordable Housing Strategy

  I see the housing crisis as one of the biggest issues right now affecting our community.  I see it taking a balanced approach from local government to create the environment to support private and non-profit solutions.   The Comox Valley Coalition to End...

Increased Accessibility for All

Increasing accessibility for all benefits our entire community. Soon after the last election I met with John Higginbotham and toured Courtenay in a scooter from Air Park to North Island College. It was clear that many of the streets and intersections were not designed for accessibility.

Open and Collaborative Governance

I know my biases and work hard to understand those with opposing views to create collaborative outcomes.  Over the past 4 years I’ve seen the consequences of not listening which erodes trust and respect. I am passionate, but not polarizing. I advocate for my principles, but am not antagonistic.   

Entrepreneurial Task Force

I will create a Task Force inviting the Chamber of Commerce and CVEDS as well as groups like LIFT Comox Valley and Startup Comox Valley.  I will also invite entrepreneurs that have been successful as well as ones just starting up to make sure we include the perspectives across our community.

WELLS READY FOR MAYOR’S RACE

Many thanks to James Wood from 98.9 The Goat FM for attending the official Bob Wells for Mayor campaign launch, this past Saturday at Locals Restaurant and posting about it to their website. You can view the article below, and remember to have a look at the gallery...

Campaign Launch video

The video below serves as a public invitation to join me for my official mayoral campaign launch. Please share it widely. Date: 23 June 2018 - This Saturday! Venue: Locals Restaurant - Many thanks to Ronald and Trish for hosting. Time: 2 - 4pm We will be...

Public to have say about pot

Originally published by the Comox Valley Record on Jun. 19, 2018 4:30 p.m   In a 5-2 vote Monday, Courtenay council approved second reading of zoning amendments to define and restrict storefront cannabis retailers. There will be a public hearing and open house...

Wells Clarifies 2017 expenses

COURTENAY, B.C. – Bob Wells wants to explain his expenses. Wells, who serves on Courtenay city council, was included in the latest disclosures of salaries and expenses for city employees and elected officials. The document covered all employees paid above...

Students petition Courtenay council for sidewalk

Originally published by the Comox Valley Record on Mar. 20, 2018 3:30 p.m. The Arden Ambassador Team appeared before Courtenay council Monday Six elementary students comprising the Arden Ambassador Team appeared before Courtenay council Monday to appeal for a sidewalk...

The Comox Valley Water Treatment Project

Bob Wells sits on the board that makes decisions about the Comox Valley's water supply.  He has been making sure that tax payers' money is being spent wisely to ensure safe drinking water.  The installation of the UV treatment station will see an immediate...

CVRD buys land for water treatment plant

Originally published by the Comox Valley Record on Feb. 5, 2018 10:30 a.m. The Comox Valley Regional District has purchased a 15.7-hectare piece of land for the construction of a new water treatment plant. “Acquiring the land is an important milestone for the overall...

Coalition looking for land to house homeless

Originally published by the Comox Valley Record on Dec. 19, 2017 2:30 p.m. The Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness appealed Monday to Courtenay council to provide land where modular units for the homeless could be constructed. The coalition is facing deadlines,...

Courtenay council nixes mayor’s housing motion

Originally published by the Comox Valley Record on Dec. 5, 2017 4:30 p.m. In a 4-2 vote, Courtenay council defeated a motion from Mayor Larry Jangula which proposed measures to streamline approval processes for housing projects. The idea would be to stimulate rental...

Courtenay city council approves 12 new positions

In a 5-2 vote Monday, Courtenay council approved 12 new city staff positions that will be a $1 million-plus expense by next year. The rationale for the staffing bump concerns a 43 per cent growth in Courtenay’s population from 2001-2016. Staff growth during the same...