Budgetary process and spending were the object of much debate at last night’s All Candidates Forum in Fort St. John. Council candidate and local realtor Trevor Bolin echoed the sentiment of many of the new candidates when he called for a reevaluation of City Hall’s spending in light of the current economic strife. [asset|aid=572|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a59ce4eb16c5effe3750ba20b2607f7b-Bolin-Economy_1_Pub.mp3] However, in her opening statement, incumbent councillor Lori Ackerman said that the current council had been accountable to the public in its spending through a system of open budgets. [asset|aid=573|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a59ce4eb16c5effe3750ba20b2607f7b-Ackerman-Budget_1_Pub.mp3] Municipal debates in the Peace region continue tonight with an All Candidates Forum at Hudson’s Hope School tonight at 7pm.
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