October 17, 2017
You have voted and I want to thank you for engaging in the democratic process!
I am honoured to to have run to be your Councillor and want to congratulate Jeromy on his win last night.
When I began this journey months ago I made that decision based on encouragement from you. The support I’ve received from across the Ward has been overwhelming from the hundreds of people that took signs, made donations and gave of their time. They have reminded me of the importance of respectful, truthful communications and representation. I look forward to experiencing that tone from our new Councillor.
I would like to offer a special thank you to our team, our volunteers, my friends and of course my family for the continued encouragement and the long hours of hard work to make this campaign such a success. Campaigns are a test of endurance, loyalty and relationships. Our campaign team has not only survived and thrived. Thank you to everyone who volunteered on campaigns in Ward 11.
One of my favourite quotes is “Democracy is not a spectator sport”, so I also want to thank Janet, Robert and Keith for putting their name forward and putting forward their ideas to make Calgary a better place to live.
October 14, 2017
Over the last few months I have criss-crossed Ward 11 and spoken to families, to community associations, and to residents just like yourself. I’ve heard consistently from my conversations, that in the next city council residents want:
- Open and clear communication from City Hall;
- To have their opinions actually matter in infrastructure and development consultations; and
- Fiscal responsibility starting at the top.
I believe that communicating with residents needs to be at the top of our priority list at City Hall– we need to make sure that communities and Calgarians are included in the consultation process, and not an afterthought. I believe that City Hall needs to live within its means, we need to make sure that we balance our priorities and our fiscal responsibilities. I believe that we need to be accountable, as your elected representatives– City Hall needs to be transparent and honest.
And this needs to start on Day 1.
On October 17th, I promise to you to roll my sleeves up and get to work and provide Ward 11 with the necessary updates on key issues like the SW BRT and progress on flood mitigation.
I want to make sure that Calgary continues to be a world class city, and that Ward 11 continues to be a thriving, vibrant and active community.
This is a tight race and with your support we can do it.
So on Monday make sure you get out, cast your ballot and vote in this important election. Every. Vote. Counts.
October 12, 2017
As we inch closer to October 16th and residents of Ward 11 make a decision on who should represent them at council, I feel it is important that you know where I stand on the issues which impact you. It’s why our team has collected all of our policy and value releases in to a single page called Linda’s Values, so you can easily find what I stand for and what I will do as your next councillor.
I believe voters should know clearly where their candidates stand on topics such as City Finances, The Arena, Flood Mitigation and Engagement with citizens. You can read my polices here or use the navigation menu.
October 10, 2017
Over the past few weeks of the campaign, I’ve been honoured to share through social media the endorsements I have received from every day Ward 11 residents. In case you missed the endorsements over the past few weeks, we’ve added them to our web site which can be seen on our What People Are Saying page.
October 8, 2017
My team and I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
This weekend is a time to give thanks, and reflect on the many wonderful things we are lucky enough to surround ourselves with: friends, family, community and more. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
(P.S. don’t forget that you can still vote in the advanced voting stations that are open today! #makeyourvotecount – http://lindajohnson.ca/voting-information/)