Councillor Campaign $ Disclosure

Local election disclosure statements are now available from the 2014 election. They are hosted on the Elections BC website.

This is my review of costs disclosed by Council Candidates for the City of Victoria 2014 municipal election. Of the 25 candidates who ran in the campaign, the top 8 with the most votes were elected to Council. The focus of the analysis presented in this article is on those 8 candidates who were successfully elected. Continue reading Councillor Campaign $ Disclosure

Mayoral Campaign $ Disclosure

Local election disclosure statements are now available from the 2014 election. They are hosted on the Elections BC website.

This is my review of costs disclosed by Mayoral Candidates for the City of Victoria 2014 municipal election. There were eight candidates throughout the campaign and four of these candidates (the main four) spent a significant amount of money.  Continue reading Mayoral Campaign $ Disclosure

My Council Challenge

The Victoria Council challenge is an idea I first came up with last summer. The premise of it is simple and because my BA was in psychology, I initially thought of doing an experiment with a group of citizens. I wanted to see if I could gather 9 people in a room, have them sit at a group table for 2, possible three meetings in one day for a collective 6 -12 hours as is regularly required of Victoria city council and staff.  Continue reading My Council Challenge