I've been starting to lean towards John Ruttan in this election. Being Nanaimo's "Citizen of the Year" doesn't make someone experienced for politics though. Diane Brennan has done more socially in Nanaimo than John and should have been considered before John as citizen of the year. I believe John is well-rounded and will be the middle ground for Nanaimo's voters.
Give it another few days and we will know what Nanaimo really wants, rather than all this talk of us being sick of council/mayor. How much do you want to bet at least 4 incumbents win a seat again? That would show that only a minority of voters are "done" with this group.