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#261 Mike K.

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 07:59 AM

The “move” into an apartment somewhere on Queen was odd, too, as months earlier he was a Saanich resident running in the Saanich by-election.

On social media if any asked any questions about the peculiarities they’d be attacked by a giant mob, some of whom did not even reside in the CRD. That might have been a coincidence or people not updating their locale, but was it ever bizarre.
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#262 rmpeers

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 09:07 AM

That election remains one of the strangest periods of Victoria’s political history.

We’re still waiting for Geoghegan to deliver his proof of the conspiracy against him, or whatever it was. I can’t even remember what that hullabaloo was about.


He's somewhere enjoying the gifts of free backyard chickens and a composter that someone sent him anonymously after the election. ;)
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#263 A Girl is No one

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 05:39 PM

The “move” into an apartment somewhere on Queen was odd, too, as months earlier he was a Saanich resident running in the Saanich by-election.

On social media if any asked any questions about the peculiarities they’d be attacked by a giant mob, some of whom did not even reside in the CRD. That might have been a coincidence or people not updating their locale, but was it ever bizarre.

The guy is a lobbyist, which means he will do anything for whomever pays him the most. I suspect the pro-Helps crew was the winning bidder and the keyboard warrior mob was made up of professional activists. There is a lot of money in the progressive machine.
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Posted 16 June 2020 - 07:34 PM

I do wonder if it would be better to see current dynamic through the next term so we can clean house.  Have Issit as mayor ignoring his constituents and have the Together Victoria block dividing it.  

 

One new Mayor outside the current crew won't change things as it's only one voice.  



#265 Spy Black

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 07:06 AM

One new Mayor outside the current crew won't change things as it's only one voice.  

That depends ... on whether you actually have a professional who knows how to bridge ideological gaps and get things done through back-channel communications and the identification of common interests - as opposed to local politicians who spend their four (or eight) years on Council trying to optically position themselves for some sort of future better paying Provincial or Federal office, or elsewhere the lucrative SJW culture.

 

People often assume bridging such gaps is "impossible", and yet we see Collective Agreements signed in B.C. almost every day, often between two parties who are seen to have nothing in common, and the belief of many that such agreements could never be concluded.

 

That's why some of the outliers on our current Council simply have to go ... because despite the fact that they "see things differently" than the TV group, they don't have the skillset to seek (or create) the common ground that is required to bring politicians together in order to get things done, as opposed to endlessly representing opposite sides of any given table (while getting nothing done which is of value to the taxpayer).

 

The current assemblage of somewhat immense COV issues and problems convincingly demonstrates that even  local politics is far more complex than most of the current crop of Councillors actually have the skillset for.

With the possible exception of CTJ and Alto, they're all basically amateurs.


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#266 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 07:51 AM

2022 - any word on who might be looking to the mayor's chair??  Also, any chance those considering can collaborate and consolidate support?


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#267 E2V

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:45 AM

How about you AJ?
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#268 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:53 PM

How about you AJ?

 

Council might be doable, not mayor.  Note: I'm otherwise gainfully employed and still have kids in the house so can only commit to serving on a part time basis -- hopefully enough balance will be elected that we'll go back to more mundane and well run meetings.  I'd hope similar to what is experienced in Saanich or Oak Bay...


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#269 Nparker

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 03:02 PM

...hopefully enough balance will be elected that we'll go back to more mundane and well run meetings...

If I could believe this I might actually want to vote come October 2022. With the direction the CoV is heading however, I strongly suspect I will be living elsewhere in the region by then. I could still run for public office in Victoria of course, but not vote for myself. That's how bizarre our electoral system is.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 11:06 AM

Any word on the by-election?  Or does democracy and the will of the people really not matter at all??


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 11:49 AM

Council might be doable, not mayor.  Note: I'm otherwise gainfully employed and still have kids in the house so can only commit to serving on a part time basis -- hopefully enough balance will be elected that we'll go back to more mundane and well run meetings.  I'd hope similar to what is experienced in Saanich or Oak Bay...

We think you would make the perfect mayor especially with your background In economics . Your common sense approach is what’s needed right now . If we the voters only have you on council because of personal responsibility we understand.

We need  your  voice of reason .


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#272 Mike K.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 03:03 PM

Any word on the by-election? Or does democracy and the will of the people really not matter at all??


No kidding. The by-election is not even an issue, it seems.
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#273 Nparker

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 04:10 PM

...does democracy and the will of the people really not matter at all??


I believe yesterday's council decision re BHP should answer your question.
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#274 rmpeers

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 06:02 PM

Any word on the by-election? Or does democracy and the will of the people really not matter at all??


I'm sure they love only having one voice of dissent. Didn't CTJ and Alto used to be a little more normal? I feel like they have been indoctrinated into the Helps-Isitt Cult now.
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#275 A Girl is No one

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 09:33 PM

Nah... they’ve sold out years ago.
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#276 mbjj

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 07:23 AM

Yes sometimes I think, oh those two are speaking some common sense, then they vote right along with the rest of the crowd. I don't get it.


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#277 Nparker

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 09:40 AM

I can on occasion support Geoff Young's council decisions, but quite frankly not one of the others even comes close to getting my support.


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#278 On the Level

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 05:02 PM

I am wondering if we should add a poll to guess which name Together Victoria has decided should be used to replace "Victoria"?



#279 Nparker

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 05:25 PM

I am wondering if we should add a poll to guess which name Together Victoria has decided should be used to replace "Victoria"?

Together Camosack?


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#280 mbjj

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Posted 31 August 2020 - 06:00 PM

It will probably be some goofy acronym.



 



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