Hugh English adds his name to the Medicine Hat City Council Ballot

By Brittney Matejka
September 17, 2017 - 12:03pm Updated: September 17, 2017 - 12:36pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB. - Hugh English has announced he is running for Medicine Hat City Council. He has lived in the area for over 30 years.

English said, he would be a good addition to council given his background with non-profit groups and the Chamber of Commerce.

“I want to make a difference in the community and be involved in the decision making process and I think that my experience and community service are extremely relevant to the role as the city councillor and the time just seemed to be right,” he said.

English believes the recent 25% decrease in revenue by the city will be one of the more difficult issues the next council will have to face and he wants to be apart of finding a solution.

“I think that we want to be sure to engage others and be always looking for new opportunities and it often isn’t just having one big new player, sometimes maybe there are other industries that we can grow that would have the same potential impact,” he explained.

Public transit in the city was another issue he believes the new council needs to address. English said he understands the concerns Hatters have had with the new changes.

“I believe transit to be an essential service on the other hand we can all agree that transit has to be delivered in a cost effective manner and I am hearing from a number of people that the transit changes are really impacting the way they get around the community,” he said.

The nomination deadline for municipal elections is Monday September 18, 2017.

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