Marianne is a facilitator, active in the community for over 25 years. With law and science degrees, she is principal in Azimuth Research and Consulting, a firm specializing in organizational change, strategic planning and project management. City appointments include planning/land use, corporate/strategic services, cycling task force, UVic, DVBA, Tourism Victoria and Transit Commission.
Why should I vote for you?
I keep my word. In 2011, I pledged to create more affordable housing, a more transparent city government, and limit tax increases. So I supported new housing in every neighbourhood, protected Housing Trust Fund, instigated open data systems at city hall, capped tax increases at 3.25 per cent, and froze council salaries.
Your main goal if elected?
Make Victoria more affordable, rebuild infrastructure, stimulate business growth and social development, and strengthen neighbourhoods. I’ll limit property tax increases to annual inflation rate +1 per cent, invest to create jobs and housing, renew Victoria’s 20-year capital plan, revitalize Douglas Street, invest in arts and culture, accelerate neighbourhood land-use plans.