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

We have been fortunate to engage with Marianne for a number of years while she served on City Council. She has provided guidance and leadership that has benefited our business and she shares our passion for change in the downtown. Marianne is an active listener, sincere collaborator, and objective analyst. She maintains a forward view and is absolutely steadfast in her commitment to ensuring a viable future for our city.

 

Barry and Fran Hobbis

Victoria Harbour Ferry Company

Marianne Alto
2018-11-10T08:48:32+00:00

 

Barry and Fran Hobbis

Victoria Harbour Ferry Company

We have been fortunate to engage with Marianne for a number of years while she served on City Council. She has provided guidance and leadership that has benefited our business and she shares our passion for change in the downtown. Marianne is an active listener, sincere collaborator, and objective analyst. She maintains a forward view and is absolutely steadfast in her commitment to ensuring a viable future for our city.
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.
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.
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.