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  • Writer's pictureMary-Ann

It’s Time to Ask Your Mayoral Candidates Some Tough Questions

Updated: Sep 23, 2018

Hello everyone,

This headline, borrowed from Daphne Bramham’s thoughtful opinion piece earlier this week, is a call to action for citizens searching for leadership to move our community forward.  In just over four weeks, West Vancouver will hold its first real election for mayor in over a decade, with five candidates vying for your vote. Mayor Smith is right, it is time for change, but not through a “wholesale reset of council”, as he has suggested.  Your council has accomplished a great deal over the past four years, and we are now poised to take action on a variety of critical issues facing this community.

It’s time to look ahead, and not back.  It’s time for leadership that is optimistic, collaborative, and with a clear vision of what this community could look like a decade from now.

Since launching my campaign this spring I have met with hundreds of citizens who have told me that a great community is about more than traffic and housing. These two issues are certainly at the top of my list for action, but I also know that a vibrant, livable and inclusive community is one where arts and recreation flourish; where the voice of youth and seniors is heard; where our charming village centres thrive; and where our beautiful natural environment is fiercely protected.

So yes, ask the hard questions, and expect clear answers with a plan of action.  

My campaign office in Ambleside is now open (1441 Marine Drive), and I invite you to drop in and meet me next week at any of the following times:

        Tuesday, September 25th        11:00 am - 1:00 pm

        Wednesday, September 26th    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

        Thursday, September 27th        2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you enjoy browsing in the Artisan Farmers’ Market, please look for my tent this Sunday (September 23rd) between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

I’d love to meet you, and I promise direct answers and a clear vision for our future.


Mary-Ann Booth



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