Social Justice

People in our city who need greater help with mental health and substance use require our compassion and action.
Economic disparity, inclusion, public safety, and social service delivery are threads on which I will focus to keep
our city working together. We can...Read More
2018-08-20T23:52:50+00:00
People in our city who need greater help with mental health and substance use require our compassion and action. Economic disparity, inclusion, public safety, and social service delivery are threads on which I will focus to keep our city working together. We can...Read More

Indigenous Relations

Strengthening the cultural, economic and social relationships with local Lkwungen Peoples, notable the Songhees
and Esquimalt First Nations will benefit and enrich all Victoria/CRD residents. We will...Read More
2018-08-20T23:53:32+00:00
Strengthening the cultural, economic and social relationships with local Lkwungen Peoples, notable the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations will benefit and enrich all Victoria/CRD residents. We will...Read More

City Services

A City that is easier to access creates more choices for residential services, and creates opportunities to find more
efficient service delivery at lower costs. We will...Read More
2018-08-20T23:54:20+00:00
A City that is easier to access creates more choices for residential services, and creates opportunities to find more efficient service delivery at lower costs. We will...Read More

Affordable Housing

As the City inevitably welcomes new residents, housing must be built for everyone. We can....Read More
2018-05-23T18:49:30+00:00
As the City inevitably welcomes new residents, housing must be built for everyone. We can....Read More

Transportation

As the city and region grow, we must act now to blend and enhance balanced options for transit riders, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, electric and conventional modes, and allow for new and sustainable transportation solutions. We can... Read More
2018-05-23T18:52:47+00:00
As the city and region grow, we must act now to blend and enhance balanced options for transit riders, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, electric and conventional modes, and allow for new and sustainable transportation solutions. We can... Read More
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Endorsements

Marianne is a big part of our positive relationship with the City of Victoria. She shares our values of respect, honesty and courage. Like a true friend, you can count on Marianne to be honest, and at your side. I thank her for having the courage to walk with us.

Chief Ron Sam, Songhees Nation

Marianne Alto
2018-11-10T07:07:42+00:00

Chief Ron Sam, Songhees Nation

Marianne is a big part of our positive relationship with the City of Victoria. She shares our values of respect, honesty and courage. Like a true friend, you can count on Marianne to be honest, and at your side. I thank her for having the courage to walk with us.
Our first connection with Marianne was over 20 years ago through Victoria's Russian Twin City - Khabarovsk.  She has a great understanding of various cultures and was able to make a big difference in the City's relationship with the twin city. This continues today through her work in Reconciliation with our First Nation's neighbours. Through her guidance, we have watched her two sons grow up to be great assets to her and fine citizens. She always encouraged them to expand their horizons in many varied ways. In her years as Councillor for the City, she has always shown a wonderful ability to calmly assess the many varied aspects presented to the Council and come up with a thoughtful and measured response. Victoria has many current and future challenges and the City is fortunate to have someone of Marianne's background at the Council table.

Maureen and Robin Applewhaite, Cook St. Village residents

Marianne Alto
2018-09-17T03:26:11+00:00

Maureen and Robin Applewhaite, Cook St. Village residents

Our first connection with Marianne was over 20 years ago through Victoria's Russian Twin City - Khabarovsk.  She has a great understanding of various cultures and was able to make a big difference in the City's relationship with the twin city. This continues today through her work in Reconciliation with our First Nation's neighbours. Through her guidance, we have watched her two sons grow up to be great assets to her and fine citizens. She always encouraged them to expand their horizons in many varied ways. In her years as Councillor for the City, she has always shown a wonderful ability to calmly assess the many varied aspects presented to the Council and come up with a thoughtful and measured response. Victoria has many current and future challenges and the City is fortunate to have someone of Marianne's background at the Council table.
Marianne displays a unique combination of progressive values backed up with the effectiveness and intelligence needed to achieve positive change. I believe that we should return her to office as a Victoria City Councillor.


Tony Sprackett, Fernwood community activist, photographer

Marianne Alto
2018-11-10T08:57:56+00:00

Tony Sprackett, Fernwood community activist, photographer

Marianne displays a unique combination of progressive values backed up with the effectiveness and intelligence needed to achieve positive change. I believe that we should return her to office as a Victoria City Councillor.
I am happy to add my name to those who support Marianne. Marianne is dedicated to a community in a way which epitomizes all of my values – compassionate, responsible, both financially and intrinsically, and totally involved. She is someone upon whom you can count to do the things that matter to Victoria’s citizens. Marianne cares and acts upon that caring in thoughtful and responsible ways at the council table. Thank you, Marianne, for once again being willing to serve our community.

Mavis DeGirolamo, James Bay

Marianne Alto
2018-09-12T18:38:50+00:00

Mavis DeGirolamo, James Bay

I am happy to add my name to those who support Marianne. Marianne is dedicated to a community in a way which epitomizes all of my values – compassionate, responsible, both financially and intrinsically, and totally involved. She is someone upon whom you can count to do the things that matter to Victoria’s citizens. Marianne cares and acts upon that caring in thoughtful and responsible ways at the council table. Thank you, Marianne, for once again being willing to serve our community.
I first met Marianne Alto some years ago because of our shared interest in more effective responses to the ongoing housing crisis in Victoria. I have long believed that it is at the city level of government where the rubber meets the road. Whether it is in homelessness, gentrification, densification, the opioid crisis on our streets, transportation infrastructure, security, climate change, public space or so many other issues, these difficult problems are intensified in our cities and they have a profound effect on competing rights. Our city councillors are on the front lines of all of these issues and critical decisions. We need cool heads in city hall who can work with limited resources, with communities, and with senior levels of government while keeping their eyes on opportunities and solutions. Marianne has that gift which is why I wholeheartedly endorse her run for another term on Victoria City Council.


 

Graeme Bristol

Executive Director, Centre for Architecture & Human Rights

Marianne Alto
2018-11-10T09:01:45+00:00

 

Graeme Bristol

Executive Director, Centre for Architecture & Human Rights

I first met Marianne Alto some years ago because of our shared interest in more effective responses to the ongoing housing crisis in Victoria. I have long believed that it is at the city level of government where the rubber meets the road. Whether it is in homelessness, gentrification, densification, the opioid crisis on our streets, transportation infrastructure, security, climate change, public space or so many other issues, these difficult problems are intensified in our cities and they have a profound effect on competing rights. Our city councillors are on the front lines of all of these issues and critical decisions. We need cool heads in city hall who can work with limited resources, with communities, and with senior levels of government while keeping their eyes on opportunities and solutions. Marianne has that gift which is why I wholeheartedly endorse her run for another term on Victoria City Council.