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#621 kitty surprise

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 09:40 AM

A Together Victoria candidate of the Issit - Loveday variety perhaps?

The kind that don't declare themselves as actually being associated with TV, but support TV's each and every agenda item, effectively carrying the mantle of a "hidden" TV member of Council.

 

Victoria voters need to be wary of any and all "unaffiliated" candidates, and do a investigative look into their past political and business history.

If it looks (even a little bit) like a duck, and sounds (even a little bit) like a duck ... etc, etc.

 

I will be referring to VV as a trusted source of candidate vetting.

 

There's enough collective brainpower here to make sure we identify the TV tricksters.


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#622 spanky123

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 10:39 AM

I think it is pretty simple really, fix the potholes, keep the streets clean, put out fires and keep the bad guys at bay. If the City did all of those things then I would be a little more tolerant of a few global aspirations. 

 

Unfortunately the global aspirations, solving climate change, ending world hunger, ending addiction, etc seem to be at the forefront for many candidates while the mundane aspects of running a functioning city are of no interest to them.


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#623 Nparker

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 10:42 AM

Well said spanky123.


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#624 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 09:04 AM

I think it is pretty simple really, fix the potholes, keep the streets clean, put out fires and keep the bad guys at bay. If the City did all of those things then I would be a little more tolerant of a few global aspirations. 

 

Unfortunately the global aspirations, solving climate change, ending world hunger, ending addiction, etc seem to be at the forefront for many candidates while the mundane aspects of running a functioning city are of no interest to them.

 

What's sad, is that real progress on many of those goals is likely to be achieved by having a well run city. In a well run city, a person doesn't waste time idling in their car and the way they get around (regardless of mode) is efficient. In a well run city people don't worry about riding their bike to work because it might get stolen. In a well run city, those who wish to develop property consistent with community wishes (zoning, OCP) can do so without undue delay or added expense. In a well run city, people aren't wasting money and time on wheel alignments. In a well run city everyone is expected that they'll respect the law. In a well run city, small businesses do not have to hire private security. In a well run city, potential candidates aren't put off by a toxic political climate and obscene council demands (12 plus hour meetings weekly are not normal). In a well run city, people don't live in vehicles outside of RV parks. In a well run city the will of the public at large is respected - premium parks are not used as temporary sheltering facilities, commuter collector roads are not turned into local roads for the purpose of bike routes, and well-functioning spaces are maintained and improved.

 

I'd like the city to get back to doing the basics, and doing them well. I'd like to get to a place where those who are paying taxes are feeling as though they are getting good value for their money. I'd like to get to a place where our rental market is well understood, where those who provide affordable housing are respected and where people do not face undue costs when seeking to improve upon the housing stock. I'd like to get to a place where we can have high-quality public spaces and recreation opportunities. I'd like to get to a place where we work better with other municipalities within our region on critical issues. I'd like to move away from identity driven decisions - and work towards policies that work well for everyone regardless of identity. 


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#625 A Girl is No one

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 09:29 PM

What's sad, is that real progress on many of those goals is likely to be achieved by having a well run city. In a well run city, a person doesn't waste time idling in their car and the way they get around (regardless of mode) is efficient. In a well run city people don't worry about riding their bike to work because it might get stolen. In a well run city, those who wish to develop property consistent with community wishes (zoning, OCP) can do so without undue delay or added expense. In a well run city, people aren't wasting money and time on wheel alignments. In a well run city everyone is expected that they'll respect the law. In a well run city, small businesses do not have to hire private security. In a well run city, potential candidates aren't put off by a toxic political climate and obscene council demands (12 plus hour meetings weekly are not normal). In a well run city, people don't live in vehicles outside of RV parks. In a well run city the will of the public at large is respected - premium parks are not used as temporary sheltering facilities, commuter collector roads are not turned into local roads for the purpose of bike routes, and well-functioning spaces are maintained and improved.

I'd like the city to get back to doing the basics, and doing them well. I'd like to get to a place where those who are paying taxes are feeling as though they are getting good value for their money. I'd like to get to a place where our rental market is well understood, where those who provide affordable housing are respected and where people do not face undue costs when seeking to improve upon the housing stock. I'd like to get to a place where we can have high-quality public spaces and recreation opportunities. I'd like to get to a place where we work better with other municipalities within our region on critical issues. I'd like to move away from identity driven decisions - and work towards policies that work well for everyone regardless of identity.

Hear Hear!
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#626 Nparker

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 03:31 PM

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#627 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:07 AM

VIDEO up now:   https://youtu.be/ecFb9lfpxYM

 

Stephen Andrew announces intention to run for Mayor of Victoria BC

 

(Affordable) housing, and public safety are his key points.


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#628 Jacques Cadé

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:09 AM

Andrew's announcement on YouTube: https://www.youtube....h?v=ecFb9lfpxYM


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#629 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:14 AM

I am now told the business community will back Stephen Andrew for mayor now.

 

da da...

 

 

I think he did that video all in one take.  Probably not the first take, but that's pretty good.  


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 November 2021 - 10:15 AM.

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#630 Mike K.

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:15 AM

Councillor Isitt's Red Cedar Cafe, meanwhile, has put out a job description for a communications and marketing role.

 

Communications and Marketing
● Develop content and scheduling for community engagement and storytelling (social media,
newsletter, brochures, website)
● Work with other RCC staff to develop communication and engagement strategy
● Monitor analytics and create reports detailing the successes and failures of
communications campaigns and strategies
● Monitor and respond to general email and social media messages
● Stay up to date on industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments to
communications strategies and practices
● Perform outreach to local organizations, press outlets, magazines, and build strategic
partnerships to grow RCC mandate

 

General Duties
● Assist with administrative duties
● Maintain a professional yet compassionate relationship with coworkers, community partners
and customers.
● All employees at Red Cedar work as a team, and as such, cover for each other during
vacation or if someone is out sick. This means you may have to occasionally take on tasks
outside the normal scope of your job.
● Attend regular meetings as required with staff, volunteers, and management.
● When serving the public act as an ambassador for Red Cedar Cafe


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#631 Nparker

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:22 AM

 

...serving the public act as an ambassador for Red Cedar Cafe...

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#632 spanky123

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:54 AM

VIDEO up now:   https://youtu.be/ecFb9lfpxYM

 

Stephen Andrew announces intention to run for Mayor of Victoria BC

 

(Affordable) housing, and public safety are his key points.

 

I think that he and Alto will be competing for many of the same votes, the difference being that Helps will back Alto. I am waiting to see who the other candidates are before trying to handicap this though!



#633 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 11:10 AM

We can always hope Alto does not run.

 

FINALLY we have candidate as early as we should have one.  Last election was a gong show in that regard.   So was the previous one for that matter.

 

Quite frankly part of me wants to see Isitt run.


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#634 Nparker

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 11:12 AM

We can always hope Alto does not run...

For the sake of the future of the CoV, Alto should remain a counsellor and not run for mayor. We cannot afford to have Lisa Helps' protégé at the helm at this time.



#635 JimV

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 03:04 PM

I think that he and Alto will be competing for many of the same votes, the difference being that Helps will back Alto. I am waiting to see who the other candidates are before trying to handicap this though!

An endorsement by Helps is toxic to anyone who’s been awake and paying attention for the past few years.  Of course, we must never underestimate the ignorance and apathy of the typical Victoria voter.


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#636 m3m

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 05:46 PM

FINALLY we have candidate as early as we should have one.  Last election was a gong show in that regard.   So was the previous one for that matter.

 

 

we do not need year-long campaigns for municipal elections... this is gonna be unbearably amateurish. 



#637 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 05:49 PM

We need a strong contender to come out early. The media treats this person well. And it fends off fringe candidates.

But I hope RyMo is in again. I can’t get enough of the naked stuff.

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#638 lanforod

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Posted Yesterday, 07:52 AM

An endorsement by Helps is toxic to anyone who’s been awake and paying attention for the past few years. Of course, we must never underestimate the ignorance and apathy of the typical Victoria voter.


It's the CoV. The vast majority have their heads in the sand or sky and have not been paying attention. If Alto runs, I think she wins.

#639 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 08:05 AM

...If Alto runs, I think she wins.

Sad, but probably true. The majority of CoV voters choose name recognition over substance every time.  :whyme:



#640 Sparky

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Posted Yesterday, 08:16 AM

I think Stephen Andrew has just as much if not more name recognition.

It’s the left wing NDP/labour union/ socialist voting machine that will give Alto a strong showing.

I think Stephen has the right idea of putting his name up early. 10 or 11 months are going to fly by quickly anyway.

This time will give him room to build his campaign team solidly as well as test the discussion points that will hopefully make the voting public aware of the differences between platforms.
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