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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Candidate Questionnaire - Ray Mitchell (Mayor)

1) Why did you want to run for mayor?

I didn’t want to run. I was forced to since no one else stepped forward, and I was not impressed by either of the frontrunners.

2) What do you think of the performance of the last council?

I thought it was horrible. They demonized the young, built walls between our city and the county, spent too much on the wrong things, and raped the wild. And now they’re trying to put a positive spin on it all.

3) Please describe your position/ideas on the following issues:

a) Taxes
Taxes have gone up, services have declined. Nuff said.

b) Budget
Once the new Wet/Dry comes in at $275 per tonne, the budget goes out the window. Police want six per cent and we’ll probably give it to them.

c) Transit
Transit is the fallback position to cut when money is needed as it primarily hurts the poor, and we know they don’t vote. Cutting bus services was probably the meanest thing this council did.

d) Development/Infrastructure
We need to start infilling immediately, like yesterday. And instead we gutted rental units in the downtown core while simultaneously building monster homes in the suburbs. It’s obscene.

e) Arts & Culture
We gutted arts and culture in the downtown core because it primarily benefited poor students and poor youth and again, we know they don’t vote. Another obscenity.

4) Is there another issue that you’d specifically like to highlight/focus on?

We need electoral reform to increase transparency, mitigate the efforts of Big Money on elections, and eliminate all appearances of graft and influence peddling.

5) What’s your message for voters?

25,000 students can vote and don’t. Please vote or spoil your ballots.


Chris W. said...

Hahaha this is one craaaazy dude. I would vote for him just to make YouTube videos of city council interesting. Can't wait to see how his ALL BUSINESS IS BAD, GIVE MONEY TO STREET KIDS, I HAVE A GUN platform pans out.

fawkesy said...

Beyond crazy, on to the next level of consciousness. Ray Mitchell is a hero, everyday. Also, I don't believe he owns any firearms - but if he does, they're antiques.