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

Business Prosperity

Strong business supports strong community, city and social services. We can enable and support business to grow
in a measured way that fits the city and region. Business success contributes to the resources Victoria needs to fund
community/additional services. We can...Read More
2018-08-20T23:52:17+00:00
Strong business supports strong community, city and social services. We can enable and support business to grow in a measured way that fits the city and region. Business success contributes to the resources Victoria needs to fund community/additional services. We can...Read More

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
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Endorsements

Because I am preparing to vote for the first time in a Victoria municipal election, I was glad to attend a small citizens’ meeting where I could hear Marianne Alto describe how she has done the work of a Victoria City Councillor and how she proposes to continue that work. What a pleasure it was to see civility embodied so thoroughly in a public figure! Marianne impressed me with her automatic inclination to “rise above”—a quality of statesmanship crucial to a Deputy Mayor. Her feet are on the ground, too. She displays a practical knowledge of what city government can achieve within the limits of its powers and income.......

 

Catherine Kerr, Fairfield Resident

 

Marianne Alto
2018-11-10T09:03:25+00:00

 

Catherine Kerr, Fairfield Resident

 

Because I am preparing to vote for the first time in a Victoria municipal election, I was glad to attend a small citizens’ meeting where I could hear Marianne Alto describe how she has done the work of a Victoria City Councillor and how she proposes to continue that work. What a pleasure it was to see civility embodied so thoroughly in a public figure! Marianne impressed me with her automatic inclination to “rise above”—a quality of statesmanship crucial to a Deputy Mayor. Her feet are on the ground, too. She displays a practical knowledge of what city government can achieve within the limits of its powers and income.......
Marianne Alto has been a proactive ally to trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people in the city of Victoria. She has been a leader in moving the city government forward toward ensuring full inclusion for trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit people in city policies and practices.

Aaron Devor
Chair in Transgender Studies, University of Victoria

Marianne Alto
2018-11-10T09:02:54+00:00

Aaron Devor
Chair in Transgender Studies, University of Victoria

Marianne Alto has been a proactive ally to trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people in the city of Victoria. She has been a leader in moving the city government forward toward ensuring full inclusion for trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit people in city policies and practices.
As Member of Parliament for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, I’ve seen first-hand the positive difference Marianne Alto makes as a Victoria City councillor and CRD director. Her experience, skills, and abilities in so many areas mean she works across sectors problem solving, to the benefit of residents in Victoria and across the region. I’ve worked alongside Marianne for 25 years as she has challenged convention and explored solutions that rely on knowing strategies, systems and processes but also understanding that often the best solutions are found ‘outside the box’. Marianne is a superb listener, tireless, determined, open-minded. She spends time looking at all sides of an issue, working closely with often competing interests, then using her extensive consultation and collaboration skills to find a way forward. When she says she’ll do something, it gets done. I’m pleased to support Marianne Alto for re-election to Victoria City council and the CRD, and urge voters to do the same.


Randall Garrison, MP Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

Marianne Alto
2018-11-10T08:49:12+00:00

Randall Garrison, MP Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

As Member of Parliament for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, I’ve seen first-hand the positive difference Marianne Alto makes as a Victoria City councillor and CRD director. Her experience, skills, and abilities in so many areas mean she works across sectors problem solving, to the benefit of residents in Victoria and across the region. I’ve worked alongside Marianne for 25 years as she has challenged convention and explored solutions that rely on knowing strategies, systems and processes but also understanding that often the best solutions are found ‘outside the box’. Marianne is a superb listener, tireless, determined, open-minded. She spends time looking at all sides of an issue, working closely with often competing interests, then using her extensive consultation and collaboration skills to find a way forward. When she says she’ll do something, it gets done. I’m pleased to support Marianne Alto for re-election to Victoria City council and the CRD, and urge voters to do the same.
For 14 years I’ve been witness to Marianne Alto’s honesty and dedication to our community. She has a fine legal mind, history of human rights work, and long experience crafting policy and legislation. She follows through on her promises and gets stuff done. I’ve watched Marianne handle difficult public consultations and chair impossible meetings with warmth and a steady hand. People feel heard and grounded in her presence. Marianne does her homework. She thinks hard and in detail about tough issues. Her kindness, humour and obvious enjoyment of the challenges of governing are the icing on the cake. I sincerely hope Victoria will support her campaign and be lucky enough to have her on Council for another term.


Jessica Van der Veen

Marianne Alto
2018-11-10T09:00:18+00:00

Jessica Van der Veen

For 14 years I’ve been witness to Marianne Alto’s honesty and dedication to our community. She has a fine legal mind, history of human rights work, and long experience crafting policy and legislation. She follows through on her promises and gets stuff done. I’ve watched Marianne handle difficult public consultations and chair impossible meetings with warmth and a steady hand. People feel heard and grounded in her presence. Marianne does her homework. She thinks hard and in detail about tough issues. Her kindness, humour and obvious enjoyment of the challenges of governing are the icing on the cake. I sincerely hope Victoria will support her campaign and be lucky enough to have her on Council for another term.
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.