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The importance of a candidate's place of residence?

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#21 Baro

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:04 PM

Yeah, where a candidate lives is something I'll note, but it's not a deal breaker.  I'd vote for a passionate urbanist on the Saanich border over some local business owner who only cares about getting handouts like free parking or might delay critical infrastructure upgrades because their business might be impacted by street closures.  The ideology and integrity come way before residence.

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#22 Mike K.

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:49 AM

That business owner keeps the city’s coffers padded, and he or she can’t vote on issues directly affecting their business. I think you’d find the big bad business owner as the one with a far more vested interest in running the City like a business and not as a social experiment.
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#23 FogPub

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 10:29 PM

As far as I'm concerned, if you don't live in the municipality and haven't lived there since the previous election, you should be outright banned from running for its council or mayorship.


Yes this hoses small business owners whose business is in one muni and residence in another but I can't think of a fair way to include them that doesn't end up giving two votes to someone who has a business and residence in the same muni (e.g. most home-based businesses).

#24 phx

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 11:52 AM

Sorry...I don't see it.  Someone running for council should do so because they are invested in their community and not because they think it will look good on their CV/Resume.


How's that working out for you with Lisa Helps?


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