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

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.
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.
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.
Victoria needs balanced representation on Council, so we can continue to grow and change with the times, while keeping our social obligations and the needs of civil society in view. Marianne has provided that representation over the past 7 years and I’m proud to support her for another term on Council.

Paul Ramsey, Entrepreneur and Homeowner in Fairfield

Marianne Alto
2018-11-10T07:08:48+00:00

Paul Ramsey, Entrepreneur and Homeowner in Fairfield

Victoria needs balanced representation on Council, so we can continue to grow and change with the times, while keeping our social obligations and the needs of civil society in view. Marianne has provided that representation over the past 7 years and I’m proud to support her for another term on Council.
When I think of the type of person I want on Victoria City Council, I think of Marianne Alto. I want a person there who has experience, a work ethic and good common sense working on my behalf. She has shown time and time again her abilities to work with all citizens of Victoria and the CRD. As well, she continues to work diligently and successfully with provincial and federal representatives. We are a City that is constantly growing and we need Marianne’s experience to make sure we continue this growth in a prudent and sustainable manner. Victoria, remember Marianne Alto when you cast your vote on October 20.

Alice Ross, Rock Bay

Marianne Alto
2018-09-14T18:22:54+00:00

Alice Ross, Rock Bay

When I think of the type of person I want on Victoria City Council, I think of Marianne Alto. I want a person there who has experience, a work ethic and good common sense working on my behalf. She has shown time and time again her abilities to work with all citizens of Victoria and the CRD. As well, she continues to work diligently and successfully with provincial and federal representatives. We are a City that is constantly growing and we need Marianne’s experience to make sure we continue this growth in a prudent and sustainable manner. Victoria, remember Marianne Alto when you cast your vote on October 20.