Belize City Council Eyes Third Term: PUP Slate Led by Bernard Wagner on Campaign Trail
The Belize City Council is hot on the campaign trail and believes that they’ll be making a return to City Hall. The People’s United Party slate, led by Bernard Wagner, hopes to serve a third term. The council was first elected in 2018 and was re-elected in 2021. Wagner says the group, with some new faces, has been making rounds in the city to ensure they are victorious in the upcoming municipal elections.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “We have been in the campaign mode for the past two weeks and we’re pleased to say that the response has been very good. I believe that our city council is proven. It’s a proven body. We’ve been COVID tested, we have been disaster tested. We have been able to put the city in a fiscal trajectory that really drives development, drives economic development, drives social infrastructure and now driving the legal mandate of the council in respect to physical infrastructure.”
According to Wagner, his council has put in the work to gain the trust of citizens in the city and can boast of several accomplishments.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “We are a proven bunch. You could never say that this council terminated a bulk of people even when we faced COVID we never flinched and we never cried. We sucked it up and we made sure that we took care of our workers. All of our workers are still employed today and they’re getting paid at the right time that they should get paid 15th and ending their pay is there. Picking up of the garbage we have been ensuring each and every week that we made our garbage obligation to the entity that does garbage collection. So in a nutshell we have a proven leadership, we’re experienced, we’re tested and we’re ready to lead.”
Wagner was a career banker before entering the political arena.