Mayoral candidate David Dorward stepped up to the podium to lay out the details of his campaign and what he promises to accomplish if elected as mayor at his campaign headquarters Thursday morning.
With taxes and seniors at the forefront of his platform, Dorward defers to his background in accounting to reinforce his ability to analyze city expenditures.
He’s especially targeting the millions of dollars spent in consultant fees, administration, management of municipal properties and fleet costs.
“Over the past six years under Stephen Mandel, property taxes have increased by 38 per cent,” said Dorward. “If core services are not increasing at the same rate, people are concerned about this, (and) it will be my job as your mayor to take care of that issue and find solutions.“
Dorward proposes a tax rebate for nearly 47,000 home-owning seniors, saving them close to $28 million a year.
“Under my leadership, no senior will move out of their home because of increases in property taxes,“ said Dorward.