Public Carbon Talks

Running Campaigns, Winning Votes

Running Campaigns, Winning Votes

September 24, 2013

A panel discussion on the upcoming Metro Vancouver transportation referendum.

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A panel discussion on the upcoming Metro Vancouver transportation referendum

With the clock ticking, and few public details about the 2014 transportation referendum, this is an opportunity to enter into a dialogue about what has worked, and what hasn't in past referendum votes and ballot initiatives. Join us to hear from three seasoned campaigners about effective strategies and lessons learned. Why is the referendum important? Transportation choices will lay out land-use patterns and the future of our livelihoods in Metro Vancouver for the coming decades. Strategic investments and pathways will affect the environmental, economic, and social well-being of residents around the lower mainland. Transportation accounts for around one third of BC's total greenhouse gas emissions. We would like to thank our partners at the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions for their support.

When: Tuesday, September 24 from 1:00 - 2:30PM
Where: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St., Room 1700
Registration: Seating for this free event is limited, please register with us to attend

The event will be webcast. Please join the conversation on Twitter: #BCTranspo

About the panelists:

Denny Zane - Executive Director, Move LA Denny created Move LA in 2007 to bring together business, labor, and environmental leaders and organizations with the goal of raising significant new funding for Los Angeles County’s transit system. This coalition helped lead the campaign for the Measure R sales tax, and proved to be a powerful force in getting Measure R on the 2008 ballot and winning its passage, with the result that LA has embarked on an ambitious build-out of its transportation system. Previously Denny served as mayor of Santa Monica and was executive director of the Coalition for Clean Air.

Bill Tieleman - President, West Star Communications Mastermind of the Fight HST campaign, Bill is one of BC's best known communicators, political commentators, and strategists. Bill writes a politics column Tuesdays in 24 Hours newspaper and The Tyee online magazine. He is president of West Star Communications, a strategy and communications consulting firm, providing services for labour, business, non-profits, and governments for the past 13 years. Previously, he was the communications director in the B.C. Premier's Office and at the BC Federation of Labour.

Geoff Meggs - Vancouver City Councilor Geoff Meggs was elected to City Council in November 2008 on the Vision Vancouver team led by Gregor Robertson. Since his election, Geoff has worked on a number of difficult and high-profile issues, including the city’s delivery of successful Winter Olympic Games, the refinancing of the Olympic Village, the implementation of a region-wide U-Pass, and the expansion of cycling infrastructure. In 2011 he was appointed as a Vancouver director on the Metro Vancouver board, where he serves on the housing and transportation committees.

(Icon photo courtesy of BarrieGreens/Flickr)