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#1341 spanky123

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Posted Yesterday, 10:43 AM

I think the workload is overrated. It can still be done as a part time job.

 

It can be if you ignore all of the calls and emails you get every day. Then people come on VV and Twitter complaining that the person never responds!

 

I would be interested in hearing from Jeremy or Stephen how many calls and emails a day they get.


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#1342 dasmo

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Posted Yesterday, 11:15 AM

It can be if you ignore all of the calls and emails you get every day. Then people come on VV and Twitter complaining that the person never responds!

 

I would be interested in hearing from Jeremy or Stephen how many calls and emails a day they get.

Maybe if they stuck to local matters and not "fixing climate change" there would be less emails complaining.... 


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#1343 Bernard

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Posted Yesterday, 11:34 AM

Geoff Young was on council for 32 years.  He was first elected in late 1983 and served till 1999.   He ran in the election for mayor and cam third.   He came back in 2005.



#1344 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:59 AM

Did he take a break before running for mayor in 2002, or did he run in 1999 and came back in 2005? I think he took on Lowe in ‘02?

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#1345 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 01:40 PM

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#1346 Bernard

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Posted Yesterday, 02:44 PM

Did he take a break before running for mayor in 2002, or did he run in 1999 and came back in 2005? I think he took on Lowe in ‘02?

He ran for Mayor in 1999 as a sitting councilor.      He sat out 2002 and then ran for council in 2005 coming 5th



#1347 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:50 PM

10-4. Thank you.

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#1348 Bernard

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Posted Yesterday, 02:55 PM

10-4. Thank you.

 

I sure you will get sick of me being my pedantic self  :thumbsup:



#1349 Sparky

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Posted Yesterday, 04:11 PM

It’s a pleasure to have you here Bernard, especially at election time ……even though I had to look up pedantic.
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#1350 Bernard

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Posted Yesterday, 04:16 PM

It’s a pleasure to have you here Bernard, especially at election time ……even though I had to look up pedantic.

Thanks, the circumstances of my life have evloed enough to allow me to get active in things again.

 

How a coffee or beer sometime?



#1351 Sparky

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Posted Yesterday, 04:18 PM

Sure. Maybe we could get Mike to buy us some Chinese Food again.
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#1352 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 05:16 AM

Young:



Looking back, he said he is proud of the role he played in introduction of the 911 emergency response system, conversion of the abandoned CN Rail right of way into the Galloping Goose regional trail and pushing to ensure an equitable tax burden between homeowners and business and industry.


^ I don’t know. Hasn’t every single community in North America managed to get a 911 system going?







He said future councils will have to grapple with frustration being expressed about the state of the city, as Victoria has taken more than its share of the region’s social issues.

“I’ve expressed my frustration at some of the council decisions that I feel have led to us shouldering more than our share of the burden of supportive housing and supportive services,” he said. “It’s my strong feeling some of these issues are not being dealt with as health issues and even as criminal justice issues as they should be, instead they are looked at too much as purely housing issues.”



No kidding.

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#1353 Mike K.

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Posted Today, 05:54 AM

We’ve solved homelessness two or three times now.

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#1354 JimV

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Posted Today, 03:54 PM

A caller on Stirling today criticized SA for not clearly revealing his position on Clover Point.  Fair comment I think.  Being vague about issues people care about leaves voters with an uneasy, suspicious feeling.  Same applies to the other candidates.



 



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