I attended an orientation session for newly elected Oak Bay Council members this week that was, in my view, excellent. Mark Brennan, CAO and other senior staff joined us for the four hour workshop, conducted by leading municipal governance expert …

It appears that Oak Bay voters chose wisely, voting in a new Mayor and Council who have bench strength. Four incumbents will be taking seats at the Oak Bay Council table (Nils Jensen, John Herbert, Pam Copley and Tara Ney). I bring two terms of mu…

I want to thank all of you for your support and confidence in electing me tonight. I thank the voters of Oak Bay and I thank family and friends for their unwavering support. I will do my utmost to fulfill the mandate generously given to me by the …

Don’t forget today’s Advance Poll at the Oak Bay Municipal Hall, between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. Please check out full Times Colonist coverage on the Oak Bay municipal election at timescolonist.com/election The Times Colonist also covers Oak Bay’s mu…

Please visit this link to an editorial in the Times Colonist that makes a great case for getting out and voting in your local government and/or municipal election, on Saturday, November 19th. Polls are open in Oak Bay between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM a…

“You can see that a campaign brochure also makes a good rain hat when standing and talking with voters.” This weekend’s Times-Colonist, in its Monitor section, features interesting articles about voter outreach, suggesting that there are a variety…

My friend and I spent the afternoon on Oak Bay Ave., taking advantage of the sunshine and the foot traffic. Met and talked to many of you and I was glad to hear that you are receiving my brochure by mail. My husband and I got nearly 5,000 brochure…

Thanks to all of you who attended the second of two All Candidates’ meetings hosted by our two Community Associations. I have been impressed with the turn-out and I hope it translates to a strong voter turn-out on both Advanced and General Electio…

I attended my one and only coffee party thus far and am grateful to the hosts for inviting me. Neighbourhood coffee parties are a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with residents person-to-person one-on-one in a congenial and informal setting…

It was standing room only for the first of two All Candidates’ Meetings held at Monterey Centre last night. It was a terrific turn-out which I hope points to an equally terrific voter turn-out on November 19th. Questions from the audience were tho…

During the campaign, I have been asked a number of times about how Oak Bay can address the issue of affordable housing in this community. In my view, it’s a complex question that first requires a definition of what we mean by “affordable.” Given t…

Oak Bay News has provided candidate profiles about those of us running in the upcoming municipal election in Oak Bay. To view online, please visit the Oak Bay News website at: http://www.oakbaynews.com/ Thanks to the Oak Bay News for providing str…