Desjardins eyes third term as mayor of Esquimalt

At least three Esquimalt councillors also seeking re-election

Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins will seek a third term in this November’s municipal elections.

Desjardin said over the last three years council has been weighed down by many regional issue – such as policing and sewage – and now it’s time to focus on specific township issues such as economic development.

“We’ve been able to accomplish a lot this term,” Desjardins said, calling it three years of “heavy lifting.”

“We (council) haven’t achieved everything we wanted to do, but I don’t think you ever do.”

Desjardins said over the next four years she’d like to find a solution to the region’s sewage dilemma and get a shovel in the ground on the Village Core Project.

Desjardins was first elected to township council in 2005, and has been mayor since 2008.

The mayor isn’t the only council member who has decided to run again.

Three councillors – Meagan Brame, Tim Morrison and David Schinbein – have decided to seek-re-election, while Dave Hodgins, Lynda Hundleby and Robert McKie are undecided.

Municipal election day is Nov. 15.

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