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#81 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:48 AM

I suspect that letter to the editor was satire.

 

I don’t think so

 

It’s time to make good on Isitt’s promise to open the public treasury for the common good. Push forward on his plan for a municipal income tax. Cut the police budget and reallocate that money to social justice.

https://www.timescol...TGqcTOKyIfZL8F8

 

 

It's a pretty wild manifesto!

 

Satire is supposed to have a Swift-ian twist at the end. Unless the TC lopped it off for space. It reads sincere but somebody with the same name is listed as being with a big local investment firm.


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#82 Bernard

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:58 AM

Just going through the numbers, the following are the longest serving people on municipal councils in this region ( I think this is correct, but if you find someone I missed, let me know)

Geoff Young 29 years
Stew Young 25 years, though from what I remember he was a CRD electoral area director before Langford was formed but I do not know for how long
Denise Blackwell 25 years
Judy Brownoff 25 years
Ron Mattson 24 years
John Rogers 22 years
Gordie Logan 19 years
Cynthia Day 16 years
Lynda Hundleby 16 years

Edited by Bernard, 24 October 2018 - 09:53 PM.


#83 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:09 PM

^Don't forget Madoff, 25 continuous years.

 

Are you totaling up reigns with breaks? Because Geoff Young lost a council term when he unsucessfully ran for mayor.


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#84 Bernard

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:27 PM

^Don't forget Madoff, 25 continuous years.

 

Are you totaling up reigns with breaks? Because Geoff Young lost a council term when he unsucessfully ran for mayor.

I am only looking at people that were elected and Young's years are not continuous.   Young ran for mayor in 1999 and then sat out 2002 



#85 Midnightly

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:32 PM

It's a pretty wild manifesto!

 

Satire is supposed to have a Swift-ian twist at the end. Unless the TC lopped it off for space. It reads sincere but somebody with the same name is listed as being with a big local investment firm.

 

 

https://www.timescol...TGqcTOKyIfZL8F8 now that is just scary...


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#86 Jackerbie

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 01:19 PM

It's a pretty wild manifesto!

 

Satire is supposed to have a Swift-ian twist at the end. Unless the TC lopped it off for space. It reads sincere but somebody with the same name is listed as being with a big local investment firm.

 

He's also on the Our Place board of directors.

 

I can't get a good read on it. It comes across to me as mockery, but it's hard to be sure with printed media.



#87 RFS

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 01:25 PM

He's also on the Our Place board of directors.

I can't get a good read on it. It comes across to me as mockery, but it's hard to be sure with printed media.


It’s probably not satire and he is probably gearing up to join Together Victoria next time around

#88 FogPub

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 09:39 PM

Well that is always the default answer, things would have been worse if we didn't intervene!

 

If we look at the history of the housing market we see brief periods of rapid growth followed by longer periods of flattening as economics catch up. The cycle we are in is no different then what we have had in the past. 

The end result is still that the economics don't catch up in the periods of flattening, and over the long term housing costs rise faster than income and immensely faster than inflation.



#89 FogPub

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 09:43 PM

Just going through the numbers, the following are the longest serving people on municipal councils in this region  ( I think this is correct, but if you find someone I missed, let me know)

 

Geoff Young 29 years

Stew Young 25 years, though from what I remember he was a CRD electoral area director before Langford was formed but I do not know for how long

Denise Blackwell 25 years

Judy Brownoff 25 years

Gordie Logan 19 years

Cynthia Day 16 years

Lynda Hundleby 16 years

How long has Susan Brice been going in Saanich?  Either there was another Brice in there somewhere or she's been at it for ages, as that name has been familiar for a very long time.



#90 Bernard

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 09:57 PM

Susan Brice was first elected in 2005 to Saanich council. She was an MLA from 2001-2005. She was on Oak Bay council and then mayor in the 80s. She was an SD#61 Trustee from 1975-80.

Edited by Bernard, 24 October 2018 - 09:59 PM.


#91 AnAndrew

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 07:00 AM

A couple more Langford councilors would make your list:
Lanny Seaton - 22 years
Matt Sahlstrom - 16 years
Lillian Szpak - 16 years

Edited by AnAndrew, 25 October 2018 - 07:02 AM.


#92 nerka

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 07:58 AM

Thornton Joe - 16 years

Coleman - closing out 19 years

 

On another note it was interesting that Ben Isitt's vote total fell 2014 to 2018 while Loveday actually increased by a lot. Maybe Victoria has reached "peak Ben"?

 

Reeve had by far the biggest vote increase 2014-2018, but still 2000 short of a council seat. Third times a charm?



#93 RFS

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 08:02 AM

Reeve had by far the biggest vote increase 2014-2018, but still 2000 short of a council seat. Third times a charm?


Running in saanich next time is the charm

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 09:48 AM

Well that is always the default answer, things would have been worse if we didn't intervene!

 

If we look at the history of the housing market we see brief periods of rapid growth followed by longer periods of flattening as economics catch up. The cycle we are in is no different then what we have had in the past. 

 

If I recall correctly, the rental housing increases in the 50s and 70s were motivated by federal incentives. The last real spurt which happened in the 70s was largely instigated by MURBS. When that program came crashing down in 1981 there was a dearth of purpose built rental housing for at least 20 years.



#95 Sparky

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 11:43 AM

A saying from the early 80’s

“There are a couple of things that doctors can’t seem to get rid of. One is Herpes, the other is MURBs.”

Sparky 1983

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 02:01 PM

I've spoken to a couple of people who are totally disenchanted with the Victoria results and said apart from a couple of councillors, they didn't vote for anyone now ruling the roost. People seem quite put out.


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#97 Bernard

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 02:08 PM

A couple more Langford councilors would make your list:
Lanny Seaton - 22 years
Matt Sahlstrom - 16 years
Lillian Szpak - 16 years

 

A couple more Langford councilors would make your list:
Lanny Seaton - 22 years
Matt Sahlstrom - 16 years
Lillian Szpak - 16 years

Damn, I have no idea how I missed them



#98 Brantastic

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 06:04 PM

I've spoken to a couple of people who are totally disenchanted with the Victoria results and said apart from a couple of councillors, they didn't vote for anyone now ruling the roost. People seem quite put out.


Isn’t that the case with every election? That some people are going to be unhappy with the results as the people they vote for don’t get in? It would be weird if you didn’t know anyone disenchanted with the results.

#99 rmpeers

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 06:48 PM

Isn’t that the case with every election? That some people are going to be unhappy with the results as the people they vote for don’t get in? It would be weird if you didn’t know anyone disenchanted with the results.


Well, obviously that will happen after any election, but I too am sensing it's moreso in this case. As I've said before, I think a lot of people are stunned that Helps would have been voted back in, in the wake of the latest Elsner revelations.
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#100 Rob Randall

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 07:15 PM

As I've said before, I think a lot of people are stunned that Helps would have been voted back in, in the wake of the latest Elsner revelations.

 

I think a lot of people never really heard about the allegations or didn't follow too closely or believed the co-chairs' defense that they simply acted on the advice of lawyers as directed. We tend to operate in a bubble where every David Broadland article and Adam Stirling tweet is extensively discussed but there's a whole universe out there where that stuff is unknown.

 

Meanwhile, I spotted a Stephen Hammond sign yesterday on Quadra near McKenzie. A little outside the border. 


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