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2018 Victoria municipal election - who stays, who goes?


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Poll: Who wins and who loses come October 2018? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

Select up to 9 City of Victoria incumbents that you think will be re-elected in October 2018

  1. Mayor Helps (17 votes [11.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.04%

  2. Alto (21 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  3. Coleman (16 votes [10.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.39%

  4. Isitt (22 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  5. Madoff (17 votes [11.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.04%

  6. Loveday (19 votes [12.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.34%

  7. Lucas (7 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  8. Thornton-Joe (17 votes [11.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.04%

  9. Young (18 votes [11.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.69%

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#61 AllseeingEye

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:46 PM

Dunno, I wasn't a huge Helps fan myself initially but 'damn' be careful what you wish for: if it is true that incumbent/name recognition more often than not wins the day then God help us Ben "Never met an anti-capitalist Marxist Revolutionary I didn't like" Isitt just might decide to toss his name into the mayoralty ring.....

 

If you think the "Victoria Mayoral Reign of Inaction Terror" list just couldn't get any worse than those completely useless, vacuous past mayors - David ("Mayor Moonbeam") Turner or Gretchen Brewin - one can only imagine what an utter wet noodle with respect to new development Isitt would be based on past comments and his voting record.

 

In terms of approving nothing he'd give that awful Brewin - Turner NDP tandem (their terms ran consecutively from 1986-93) a run for their money - and I thought that just would never ever be possible even in pokey little "Mayberry RFD, West". Talk about a Bizarro Town living in a development vacuum during those years. Pretty sure an Isitt-led City of Victoria would closely mirror that time. The horror, the horror....


Edited by AllseeingEye, 09 May 2018 - 04:47 PM.

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#62 Nparker

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 05:49 PM

Agreed ASE. Sometimes it's better the devil you know or in this case the devil you know would be worse.



#63 lanforod

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:14 PM

There is always a worse option. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try to improve.



#64 Nparker

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:26 PM

In a Helps v. Isitt showdown I can guarantee you the incumbent mayor would get my vote.


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#65 nerka

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:37 PM

I'm almost a little old lady in Fairfield and I can't stand Helps. Neither can my husband, daughter, neighbours up the street, nor a couple of my coworkers (All voters in the city.)

Almost no one I know voted for Harper but he led his party to three electoral wins. The "none of my friends voted for politician X" indicator is a terrible predictor of elections.  I am sure you can find lots of Americans that don't know a single Trump supporter.

 

I like some stuff Helps has done, but am disappointed in some respects too. If I vote against her it would only be if a candidate I think is clearly superior ran. Changes the Clown is not cutting it for me so far.


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#66 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:08 AM

She is hated by the business community, but by the little old lady living in Fairfield I don't know.

 

When she tried to put a sewage treatment plant right at Clover Point she made plenty of "Little Old Fairfield Ladies" very upset.  They haven't forgotten.


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#67 PraiseKek

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:33 PM

It's too bad no one has stepped up to the plate but on the other hand it's a horrible job. It's really amazing anyone does it. No prestige, no money pretty much and a whole lot of headaches. Just glad I don't pay taxes in Victoria! 


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#68 Taco

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:35 AM

It's too bad no one has stepped up to the plate but on the other hand it's a horrible job. It's really amazing anyone does it. No prestige, no money pretty much and a whole lot of headaches. Just glad I don't pay taxes in Victoria! 

Interesting handle, Mr/Mrs PraiseKek.

What does "Kek" mean?  I've seen it once or twice before and wondered....



#69 Bob Fugger

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:05 AM

Interesting handle, Mr/Mrs PraiseKek.

What does "Kek" mean?  I've seen it once or twice before and wondered....

Here you go: all will be revealed.


Edited by Bob Fugger, 11 June 2018 - 08:06 AM.


#70 RFS

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:21 AM

Interesting handle, Mr/Mrs PraiseKek.

What does "Kek" mean?  I've seen it once or twice before and wondered....

Its an ancient Egyptian deity that came back to get Donald Trump elected 



#71 Nparker

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:55 AM

Do we really need 2 threads on the upcoming CoV election: https://vibrantvicto...lection/page-92



#72 Mike K.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:21 AM

Yup! Good call. Here's the 2018 election thread: https://vibrantvicto...election/page-1


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