Take your pick – which party and which individuals will lead Vancouver after 2011?
It's a Friday before a long weekend and everyone at CityCaucus Tower is about to vacate the building. Even our faithful cleaning staff person who usually stays late has checked out on her way up the coast to attend a three-day Hollyhock spa retreat/reprogramming we gave her last month as part of our generous staff bonus plan. Looking around our office on the 37th floor, this place is literally looking like the Olympic Village – a total ghost town!
You Pick Vancouver's Next Mayor!
We thought we'd change the dial a bit and have some good old fashion fun with a bit of political prognostication mixed in. That's why we're going to ask you to weigh in on who you think should become Vancouver's next Mayor. This is your turn to make your prediction on just who you think the three main mayoral candidates will be for the 2011 Vancouver civic election.
Here are the rules of the game:
- Provide us with up to 3 names of who you would like on the ballot and why. Be sure to include which political party they will run with i.e. COPE, NPA or Vision Vancouver. This could be 2 Vision 1 COPE, or 3 NPA candidates. It's up to you.
- Tell us briefly why you made the selection(s) you did.
- Give us your best prediction as to the outcome of next Vancouver civic election – i.e. 6 Vision, 4 NPA, 1 COPE;
- Important: No slagging other candidates or parties (this rule will be strictly enforced). We don't want to hear how bad the other guys are, just why you put forward your candidate(s).
We realize that Gregor Robertson is the incumbent and he has no plans to go anywhere soon. He may be the best Vision Vancouver has to offer, or you may suggest someone else. They do not have to be sitting elected officials, or even party members. You get to "blue sky" and imagine who, and which party, might lead Vancouver after November 2011. You just need to tell us all why.
Now it's over to you. Prognosticate away and have some fun with it. Have a Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at CityCaucus Tower. We thank you for making us Canada's most popular urban affairs blog! It's much appreciated.
- Post by CityCaucus Staff