City Council will receive a report that could have repercussions in the upcoming civic election.
A consultant brought in to find funding for city projects will appear before council this afternoon to answer questions and address concerns.
John Van Dyke said he returned to Port Alberni after being an investment banker in the Carribean for the past 25 years, and offered his contacts and experience to his old home town
He said he worked on securing funds for a biofuel project, building a new community at Sproat Lake, the transhipment hub, long-term care facilities, and many other real-estate development projects.
He claims he toured two billionaires around the community, and brokered meetings to contribute $2 billion for the PATH project, but the deals fell through once he handed them over to the city and port authority.
Van Dyke said he will be attending this afternoon’s city council meeting to defend himself, and the $30,000 contract he had with the city.
A report on his contract will be presented to council at their meeting today at 2 pm.
He also announced recently that he plans to run for a seat on council in the October election.