CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - An independent candidate for Charlottesville's City Council outlined some of his policy positions in a speech on Wednesday afternoon.

Bellamy Brown is running for one of the three open seats on the council this year. He spoke in front of the Free Speech Wall on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall and called for transparency in government and fiscal responsibility.

"I think there has to be a proper balance between taking in revenues to do the community business and then ensuring that those taxes are not hurting our constituents," Brown said.

Brown also said he hopes to collaborate with businesses to tackle issues like affordable housing. He is set to take on Democratic candidates Sena Magill, Lloyd Snook, Michael Payne, and fellow independent Paul Long on November 5.