an account from one Whistler Councillor

Month: October 2014

Only vote for those that you really want

Only vote for those that you really want

In our Municipal election, we use a voting system called a majoritarian system. That means that there are 6 council seats to be filled and all candidates are on one ballot. Voters are instructed to choose up to 6 of the candidates and there is […]

Conundrum on the campaign trail

Conundrum on the campaign trail

During the last campaign, I chose not to put up road signs. I hate them. They’re either boring, distracting, or partly falling down so they just look trashy. No matter how you or I feel about signs, they work. They remind people over and over who […]

Why are you running, Jen?

Why are you running, Jen?

A good friend of mine asked me today, “Why are you running, Jen?” When I was 8 years old, we did a class project about tigers. We learned the meaning of “endangered species” and I was infuriated: I wanted to save all of the tigers. […]

Council meeting in review

Council meeting in review

You can read back through my Twitter feed (@whipoli) and get a brief summary of what has happened at the council meetings for the past three years. That’s a service I’ve provided since Jack Crompton was elected in 2011. This past Tuesday, council discussed the […]

How do we diversify our economy?

How do we diversify our economy?

A supporter emailed me this question so I thought I’d share with you: How can we diversify Whistler’s economy so that it’s not solely based on Tourism? If we saw a catastrophic reduction in tourism because of a 9/11 type event, how would Whistler deal […]