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2020 City of Victoria By-Election | April 4, 2020


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#261 Jackerbie

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:00 PM

Now it's March 14th, but wasn't it slated for February?

 

March 14th coincides with a lot of people being away for Spring Break, for gosh sake. Will there be advanced voting opportunities?

 

Two advance voting opportunities are required by law, eight are recommended by staff



#262 Mike K.

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:19 PM

I sure hope so. Mid-March is a very popular vacation time for many people.

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#263 tommy

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:11 PM

given that no matter who wins it will make zero effective difference to the outcome of future votes, does it really matter when the by-election is held?

 

i am ready to vote for None of the Above!


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#264 tommy

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:17 PM

if march 14 is the date they will need to appoint a CEO before christmas!?



#265 LJ

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:17 PM

I sure hope so. Mid-March is a very popular vacation time for many people.

Not for her people.


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#266 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:58 PM

I never buy this "it's not the right time of year" nonsense. It's Christmas! It's back to school! It's Easter break! It's exam time! It's summer holiday time! It's winter break! It's spring break! Give me a break!


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#267 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:07 PM

^ agree.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 12 December 2019 - 08:08 PM.


#268 Nparker

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:53 PM

Can we just appoint whoever the TV candidate is and save ourselves the expense of holding a by-election? Does anyone honestly believe that a semi-moderate candidate has a chance in hell of getting elected in the CoV?


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#269 rmpeers

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:16 PM

Can we just appoint whoever the TV candidate is and save ourselves the expense of holding a by-election? Does anyone honestly believe that a semi-moderate candidate has a chance in hell of getting elected in the CoV?


No difference this term, but I have this insane pipe dream that someone with just a whiff of moderation, fiscal responsibilty and knowledge of local government will get in, and will actually start calling out some of the others on some of their more lunatic ideas. Which might then inspire 1 or 2 other councillors to speak up a little, and maybe rein in the crazy a little.
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#270 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:58 AM

Question:  someone had suggested a polling station at UVic, but given the school's location outside of municipal boundaries it wouldn't be possible to do that ?  UVic is in Oak Bay and Saanich ...



#271 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:32 AM

^All three municipalities, including Victoria, have had polls at UVic in the past. 


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#272 Nparker

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:34 AM

Question:  someone had suggested a polling station at UVic, but given the school's location outside of municipal boundaries it wouldn't be possible to do that ?  UVic is in Oak Bay and Saanich ...

I only "suggested" this because the CoV had a polling station at UVIc during the municipal election in 2018

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#273 Midnightly

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 01:57 PM

No difference this term, but I have this insane pipe dream that someone with just a whiff of moderation, fiscal responsibilty and knowledge of local government will get in, and will actually start calling out some of the others on some of their more lunatic ideas. Which might then inspire 1 or 2 other councillors to speak up a little, and maybe rein in the crazy a little.

 

and there is also the possibility (another insane pipe dream) that someone of middle ground gets voted in and they have enough time on council and name recognition that they may consider running for the mayors seat in the following election since Helps has mentioned many times she has no plans to run again


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#274 Nparker

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 02:10 PM

...I have this insane pipe dream that someone with just a whiff of moderation, fiscal responsibility and knowledge of local government will get in...

and there is also the possibility (another insane pipe dream) that someone of middle ground gets voted in and they have enough time on council and name recognition that they may consider running for the mayors seat in the following election...

Dare to dream folks. 


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#275 Doctor Detroit

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:13 PM

Specifically a candidate who:

 

1. Will focus on issues within the city's mandate and abstain/vote against issues outside of that mandate

 

I like this. I can picture a set statement with each such abstention or vote, a calm version of Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam, that over time could educate additional voters and in a better world influence other council members.
 


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#276 Jacques Cadé

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 03:23 PM

CoV's City Clerk now says the most likely date for the byelection is April 7: https://www.timescol...tion-1.24035309

 

"Staff will report back to council in January with final cost estimates and recommendations for the appointment of a chief election officer. Once that’s done, a general voting day must be held on a Saturday within 80 days of the appointment."



#277 Nparker

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 04:43 PM

Nearly 6 months after Collins abandoned the CoV council. Maybe just leave this position vacant until 2022 and save taxpayers thousands of dollars.


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#278 Coreyburger

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 04:59 PM

Nearly 6 months after Collins abandoned the CoV council. Maybe just leave this position vacant until 2022 and save taxpayers thousands of dollars.

They aren't legally allowed to: http://www.bclaws.ca...01_03#section54



#279 RFS

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 05:11 PM

Can we just appoint whoever the TV candidate is and save ourselves the expense of holding a by-election? Does anyone honestly believe that a semi-moderate candidate has a chance in hell of getting elected in the CoV?


I think that's isitt's next motion
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#280 Mike K.

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 09:12 PM

March 14th was pretty silly.
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