The Brendan Van Alstine campaign employs a very conservative policy when it comes to election sign placement on public land, based on the city’s strict guidelines. If you are concerned about the placement of one of our signs, please contact our campaign. If a campaign continues to maintain an illegal sign, you can call the Community Standards Branch on 311 – or 780-496-3095 (traffic control) or 780-496-3100 (compliance). (continue reading…)
“Brendan is smart, responsible and knows what’s right for the healthy future for our city. I look forward to working with Brendan now and when he is city councillor.”
David Eggen is the Executive Director of Friends of Medicare and a Former MLA for Edmonton-Calder
[Ed: This is the third in our series of posts from campaign team members. Next is Bryan Saunders, Publicity & Media Coordinator. If you are interested in an interview with Brendan, contact Bryan at BSaunders@BrendanVanAlstine.ca]
When Brendan first told me that he would be running for city council, it hardly came as a surprise.
After all, I’ve known Brendan for about 3 years now, and have always been awed by the passion that he has for his community. (continue reading…)
[Ed: This is the second in our series of posts from campaign team members. Next is Brian Gould, Online & Print Coordinator. Brian wants to remind you to request a lawn sign.]
Edmonton’s transit system tends to evoke a variety of emotions, but somewhere between frustration and helplessness I found an urge to try to make things better. I wasn’t sure exactly what to do with this energy, but thankfully Brendan had gotten there first and brought together a group of concerned citizens to found the Transit Riders’ Union of Edmonton. (continue reading…)
“Over the past three years, I have seen Brendan Van Alstine work tirelessly to improve the quality of public transit in Edmonton. His experiences as a community advocate at City Hall and in his neighborhood have given him a solid foundation to be a strong voice for positive change on City Council.”
Dave Cournoyer, Political Commentator
City Council Candidate Brendan Van Alstine is pleased to announce an official endorsement of his campaign from current City Councillor Dave Thiele.
“I support Brendan because of his deep-rooted involvement in his community, his passion for this city, and his proven ability to lead positive and visible change.
I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Brendan on a number of issues including improved city transit, sustainable city development, and the role that these initiatives play in building safer, more vibrant communities. I am pleased to endorse him as a candidate.”
Dave Thiele, Current Edmonton City Councillor
Councillor Thiele participated in the 2007 and 2008 editions of the TRUE Transit Challenge, a week-long event created and organized by Brendan where city councillors give up their cars for a week to ride ETS.
Our first batch of signs are officially off to the printers. While lawn signs are a mixed bag of pros and cons, we’re proud to note that our signs are printed locally and are, thanks to the city, recyclable. We’ll also try to collect as many signs as possible for recycling or future reuse.
If you have space for a sign, we need your help to show your neighbours your support. To get Brendan’s name out there, please request a sign and/or download a window sign – and while I’ve got you, can you spare a donation or lend a hand?
Thanks so much for your support,
Brian Gould, Online & Print Coordinator (continue reading…)