CAPPING rate increases is one of the top priorities for Brian Fisher in his election campaign.

If Mr Fisher is elected Mayor of Livingstone this weekend he will be committed to working towards capping rate increases to CPI over the next two years.

"People are living in uncertain times," Mr Fisher said. "They need confidence and certainty about future affordability."

And he is confident he will be able to keep his promise by finding savings by working with staff rather that employing consultants, and through operational savings he believes will be achieved with better supervision and management.

Admitting he didn't want to see anyone lose their jobs, Mr Fisher said they would be starting with about an extra 80 staff members than the former Livingstone Shire.

"We need to get better with our management and achieve results in a much more economical way."

Mr Fisher will be looking to Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale for advice.

"There are better ways to do lots of things without affecting people's lives."



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