For council, my votes in order of preference:
- Andrea Reimer (Vision) – cool, environmentalist, leading Greenest City initiative
- Geoff Meggs (Vision) – transportation guru, supportive of bike lanes
- Heather Deal (Vision) – DSF scientist, lead food cart initiative
- RJ Aquino (COPE) – young, hip, engaged
- Kerry Jang (Vision) – medical health professor, lead push for homeless shelters
- Ellen Woodsworth (COPE) – advocate for affordable housing and social justice
- George Affleck (NPA) – former Modo chair and cycling supporter
- Raymond Louie (Vison) – smart, articulate
- Tony Tang (Vision) – he’s the man(g)
- Tim Stevenson (Vision) – experienced
My thoughts on other candidates I considered voting for:
- Sean Bickerton (NPA) – I like him, he’s a smart guy, he’s willing to debate on twitter, just a bit misguided on cycling issues.
- Tim Louis (COPE) – only COPE candidate I’m not voting for. Not impressed with his combative style.
- Adriane Carr (Green) – I love the Green party, but very disappointed in Carr – she proposed bike-free streets and had the worst answers at Last Candidate Standing. I don’t think she understands urban issues at all.
- Sandy Garossino – I like that she is talking about affordable housing, but not sure where she stands on other issues. Plus stopping foreign ownership is borderline xenophobic.
- Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Vancouver (NSV) – Too much NIMBY-ism. Stopping all housing development will not make Vancouver affordable.
For School Board and Parks Board I’ll be voting for the Vision/COPE slate.