There were lots of cheers outside Williams Lake City Hall this morning, as the second Mayoral candidate, filed his papers.
Walt Cobb filed his papers at 10:30 this morning and says the winds of change are blowing in the Lake City.
“From what I’m hearing around town, with everywhere I go, there seems to be a need for change and I believe we need to set a new direction. We need to focus more on business, industry, and I think we need to be a little bit more aggressive than we have been.”
Cobb, says one of the key issues on his platform is to curb spending.
“We have to be responsible just like we do at home. If you’re only getting $1,000 a month, you better not be spending $1,500 because you’re not going to be able to pay it…When you look at the debt load and the fact that we’re paying $846,000 a year in interest alone, we have to be very, very cognitive of what the taxpayer can afford.”
Cobb adds that the tax base in Williams Lake needs expansion, and if successful in his bid for Mayor he would work with industry and the retail sector to find ways of diversifying.
Cobb served as Mayor of Williams Lake for six years before he was defeated back in 1996. He also ran for Mayor of Williams Lake in 2011.