What if Geoff Young ran for mayor?
If that was all that happened (and he was elected), it would make no difference.
The Mayor may chair meetings, and prepare agendas ... but that's all. There isn't any "additional" votes or ability beyond being seen as a talking head to the press.
There has to be a full slate run that would erase the left wing SJW's on Council, of which there are now 5.
Those 5, if they remained, would make any Mayor (Young included) a complete and utter lame duck from day #1.
As well, Young has his own issues that would likely prevent him from functioning well in the Mayors chair ... he's an extremely poor public speaker, and he see's the world through an economists eyes. Victoria needs a Mayor that sees the world through a businesspersons eyes, somebody who focuses their attentions on bettering the COV as a whole, not seeing every single thing they do and every single decision they make through the lens of "how does it improve the lot of the homeless, miscreants, and drug addicted".