Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The City of Victoria is offering an informational session for those considering running for Mayor or City Council in the upcoming 2008 Civic Election on Monday September 29.

Outgoing Councillors Helen Hughes and Bea Holland will host the session and will touch on issues of interest for a potential candidate, including:

• Balancing the rewards and demands of public service
• Council meeting policies and legislative process
• Time commitments of public office
• Questions or concerns for first time candidates
• Question and answer period

What: “So You Want to Run for Council?” An information session for potential mayoral and council candidates

Where: Victoria City Hall, Antechamber, 1 Centennial Square

When: Monday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.

Registration is not necessary. This session is open to the public but is geared specifically for those considering running for public office.

Individuals running for Mayor or City Council are required to file nomination papers at City Hall between September 30 and October 10, 2008. The 2008 Civic Election will be held on Saturday November 15.

For more information on the upcoming Civic Election and how to file for candidacy visit www.victoria.ca.
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