Red Deer author Tim Lasiuta wants to bring focus and accountability back to the city council table.
Lasiuta, 50, author of five books is hoping to delve into municipal politics by announcing his candidacy this week.
“At the end of the day if we are not accountable for the people who put us in how can we look them in the eye,” he said.
Lasiuta said council and administration need to be held accountable for their spending decisions. Lasiuta said the city wastes too much money on outside consultants and he would use the expertise within the organization.
“I would like to see good corporate decisions made every day,” said Lasiuta. “So if you have a decision that takes a little longer, make a good decision. Don’t make a hasty one.”