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#1461 Ismo07

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:18 PM

Population of Surrey = 617,000; 316.4 km²

Population of Victoria = 95,000; 19.47 km²

Yeah, we're just like Surrey. :whyme:

 

How does Victoria rank compared to those other municipalities they are talking about.  Just population-wise is the distinction close?



#1462 Nparker

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:30 PM

Victoria is nothing like Surrey. It's a terrible analogy for the CoV to make.


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#1463 Ismo07

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:46 PM

Victoria is nothing like Surrey. It's a terrible analogy for the CoV to make.

Oh I know that but the other municipalities who are having elections, how are they compared to Victoria?



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:57 PM

...the other municipalities who are having elections, how are they compared to Victoria?

I wasn't able to find relevant and recent population figures. Regardless, the CoV was prepared to hold a by-election in April and somehow now they can't figure out how to hold one until 2021.



#1465 Mike K.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 03:31 PM

Oh I know that but the other municipalities who are having elections, how are they compared to Victoria?


I’m trying to find out how many bureaucrats per capita they have.

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#1466 Ismo07

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 08:41 AM

I’m trying to find out how many bureaucrats per capita they have.

 

Is there a list, I thought I saw them but they are very small places I think population-wise.  I have no idea what size of council they would have but it would be around 5 I would think.  4 Councillors and 1 mayor?  Would a municipality have less?



#1467 Mike K.

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 09:37 AM

I’m not referring to council, but staff at city hall who can lend a hand during the by-election.

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#1468 rmpeers

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 10:29 AM

Any more word re CoV councillors seeking provincial nominations? Presumably the window of opportunity is closing soon.

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:17 AM

I would say that nobody on council will be running for the NDP or Greens in Victoria-Beacon hill now that TV has aligned behind Papik and the 'core' NDP behind Lore. I think the battle for progressive representation will be in that riding between those two. Other ridings already have a strong NDP incumbent.

 

I think that the Mayor and council blew their chance for an MLA job with their handling of the homeless file. 


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 11:29 AM

I’m not referring to council, but staff at city hall who can lend a hand during the by-election.

 

Typically that would be the Legislative Services department at the municipality. In Victoria, Chris Coates is the City Clerk and is usually tapped to be the Chief Elections Officer.

 

Election time is always hectic because a number of the Legislative Services staff shift to temporary positions running the election, and there has to be enough staff to backfill their roles to keep all of the other processes running. Legislative Services typically handles all of the public hearing notices, publication of agendas, routing of bylaws for signatures, etc.


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 12:32 PM

Typically that would be the Legislative Services department at the municipality. In Victoria, Chris Coates is the City Clerk and is usually tapped to be the Chief Elections Officer.

 

Election time is always hectic because a number of the Legislative Services staff shift to temporary positions running the election, and there has to be enough staff to backfill their roles to keep all of the other processes running. Legislative Services typically handles all of the public hearing notices, publication of agendas, routing of bylaws for signatures, etc.

 

Good thing the CoV hired 24 people so far this year.


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#1472 spanky123

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:38 PM

Apparently the NDP nomination for Victoria-Beacon Hill is tonight. That didn't take long.


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 02:43 PM

Caught a clip on CFAX last night from Mayor Helps saying that they were going to meet with Provincial staff after the October 24th election to discuss lessons learned and then start to plan for our own election.


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 02:50 PM

Stupid question - why can't they be combined?  CoV residents get a municipal ballot with their provincial ballot? 


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 02:53 PM

Stupid question - why can't they be combined?  CoV residents get a municipal ballot with their provincial ballot? 

 

1. Ridings are different.

2. CoV in no rush to have an election.



#1476 Rob Randall

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 03:59 PM

So it looks like the by-election will be delayed the better part of one year due to the incredible complexity of planning required. 

 

I will remind you that's still more time than the time elapsed for the Apollo 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 11, and Apollo 12 manned moon missions of 1969. And I am certain those also likely involved a fair degree of complex planning.


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 04:05 PM

So it looks like the by-election will be delayed the better part of one year due to the incredible complexity of planning required.

I will remind you that's still more time than the time elapsed for the Apollo 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 11, and Apollo 12 manned moon missions of 1969. And I am certain those also likely involved a fair degree of complex planning.


Yes, it is very complex and completely unrelated to the fact that they know voters are tired of them and inclined to elect a councilor who represents a more logical, thoughtful approach.
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Posted 23 September 2020 - 04:40 PM

So it looks like the by-election will be delayed the better part of one year due to the incredible complexity of planning required. 

 

I will remind you that's still more time than the time elapsed for the Apollo 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 11, and Apollo 12 manned moon missions of 1969. And I am certain those also likely involved a fair degree of complex planning.

 

if we can send isitt and helps to the moon i'm willing to wait.


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#1479 Rob Randall

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:49 PM

If Ben could wear a cosmonaut suit and go up in a Soyuz rocket. That would be a bucket list item for him.


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#1480 rmpeers

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 07:11 PM

If Ben could wear a cosmonaut suit and go up in a Soyuz rocket. That would be a bucket list item for him.


Is there a GoFundMe for this? Please send the link.
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