2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Brian Mayes

Candidate in the 2014 St. Vital Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 Winnipeg Civic Election?

My wife reminds me that when we met more than two decades ago, I talked about my passion for justice. I believe in the power of democracy. I have had the honour of serving St. Vital as City Councillor since 2011, voting to almost triple the city's road resurfacing budget, securing new funding to asphalt gravel back lanes, and overseeing the construction of St. Vital Park's Duck Pond Pavilion, upgrading the St. Vital Library and Arena (completion date 2015), and Centennial Outdoor Pool, while at the same time protecting valuable green space. My decision to serve as councillor is the result of a decades-long passion for public service, ethical government and justice. As a former economist, negotiator, lawyer and business owner I have both the experience and the interest in contributing to the community where my mother taught kindergarten, where I grew up, and where my wife and I have chosen to raise our children. I am dedicated to St. Vital and to continuing this important work. I have knocked on thousands of doors, and I have heard what St. Vitalers have to say.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as Councillor?

St. Vital is the largest ward in the city, and it has the largest number of gravel back lanes and other issues which we need to address. Having dedicated myself to the role of St. Vital City Councillor for the last three years, I know the job, I understand St. Vital's issues, and I have a proven track record of getting things done. I not only work hard, I bring to the job my experience as an economist and my ability to manage large budgets. I have a bachelors degree in Public Administration, a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations, and a law degree. I also have elected experience as a school trustee in Brandon. I have worked as a civil servant and until I was elected as City Councillor in 2011 I worked for a decade as a lawyer. I have owned my own business and I know something about the challenges small business owners face. I also have extensive experience as a director of the Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba and Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba. Given my broad-based expertise, education, and experience, I am able to understand issues from a number of different perspectives.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as Councillor, and why are these issues important to you?

I have a balanced approach to issues and listen to all sides. I enjoy speaking with the constituents on the doorstep, at community centres, coffee parties, and at other events, and I have listened to constituent concerns. We need to increase funding to improve roads, back lanes, sidewalks, water quality and curb repair. We need to improve snow removal, including removing snow more quickly from sidewalks near schools and senior's buildings. We need to continue to invest in police, fire and paramedics. In St. Vital we have it all. We have diversity, vibrant businesses, libraries, and green space. We need to continue to enhance St. Vital parks and protect green spaces, such as the Seine River. St. Vital has a deep history, and it is also cosmopolitan, and diverse, and we should celebrate that. I will continue to promote and support infrastructure, services, safety, green spaces and the St. Vital community.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the ward you wish to represent?

It's difficult to single out one thing in a ward where I have such deep family ties. If I had to choose one thing in particular that I appreciate it would be the mix of the old and new in St. Vital. The St. Vital Museum is a cherished gem, along with the Mustangs, the Curling Club and so many other things. But we also have new landmarks, like the Hindu Temple, the Seine River Walking Trail and Le centre scolaire Léo-Rémillard.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Constituents know that I work hard. I've knocked on many doors multiple times not only during the campaign but also in the last three years. I am interested to hear and address constituent concerns. This is the reason I decided to run in 2011 and that I am running again. I have the experience, education, and expertise to do the job. It's fun to reconnect with former teachers, classmates, co-workers, and even babysitters, who still live in the ward. And despite the rain, and cold so severe my hands were bleeding when I door-knocked last March, this has been a thoroughly rewarding and exciting process. I enjoy meeting people, hearing concerns, and in a small way contributing to the community that I love. I hope on Wednesday, October 22, you will consider voting for Brian Mayes, the second name on the ballot. I will work hard for my constituents, I will budget responsibly, I will listen, and I will be engaged because I live in St. Vital and I love this ward.


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Bombshell lawsuit shocks Winnipeg councillors

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

City councillors Janice Lukes and Brian Mayes say they were surprised to learn the contents of a City of Winnipeg lawsuit against engineering giant AECOM Canada and nine other companies over damages that occurred years ago at the $300 million Deacon ...

City developing Know Your Zone app to help Winnipeggers with snow route confusion

Monday, 30 November 2015

“I can see why people get confused or why it gets tricky for people,” said city councillor Brian Mayes. The city launched the Know Your Zone residential parking ban campaign in 2011 but since its inception it has been plagued with problems. From people ...

City to ask Mitsubishi for apology for veterans used as slave labour during war

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Brian Mayes and Scott Gillingham, who said Mitsubishi Materials should apologize to the Canadian POWs – matching a similar apology the company made in the summer to veterans from other Allied countries. Mitsubishi had refused to extend the apology to ...

Councillors want free wifi at city facilities

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Brian Mayes (St. Vital), calls for a staff report in 90 days on implementing free wireless internet at the sites. The motion claims existing private wifi could be extended to the public at little cost to the city. The matter was referred to the ...

Free Press Head Start for Monday, Nov. 23

Monday, 23 November 2015

Brian Mayes proposed moving garbage and recyclable pick-ups from back lanes to the front streets in those areas where the back lanes are gravel. Mayes, who dubs himself the “Gravel King” because 27 per cent of the city's gravel back lanes are in his St.

Sewage SLAM

Saturday, 07 November 2015

Brian Mayes, who is chairman of council's new water and waste, riverbank and environment committee, also declined to comment. In the past, some members of council have complained the province has failed to follow up its environmental order with cash to ...

Sharma reelected speaker; other committees appointed

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

... Russ Wyatt, Matt Allard. Protection, community services and parks: Mike Pagtakhan (chair), Ross Eadie, Jason Schreyer, Russ Wyatt. Water and waste, riverbank management and the environment: Brian Mayes (chair), Jenny Gerbasi, Shawn Dobson and ...

Be mindful of building on a flood plain

Monday, 02 November 2015

Enter St. Vital city councillor Brian Mayes. He spoke of his desire to acquire additional forest land south of the Perimeter Highway to add to the river's greenway. This was music to our ears. It is this type of vision, combined with the dedication of ...

Executive policy committee largely unchanged

Monday, 02 November 2015

Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert), Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas), John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), Marty Morantz (Charleswood-Tuxedo-Whyte Ridge) and Brian Mayes (St. Vital) will remain on EPC. Coun.

Erosion threatens riverbank properties

Sunday, 01 November 2015

Brian Mayes (St. Vital), who chairs the city's downtown development, heritage and riverbank management committee, said the declining value of properties could also hurt city finances, since property values are part of the tax formula. “Value for the ...

Politics 204 for October 30

Friday, 30 October 2015

Brian Mayes Making nice: It looks as if city council is making nice with school boards, as it appoints Coun. Brian Mayes as liaison. Being accountable: The RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service did themselves no favours this week by ducking questions ...

Mayes to be liaison for school divisions at city hall

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Brian Mayes. BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES. Brian Mayes Purchase Photo Print. The city's school boards suddenly have a new best friend at city hall. Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital) said Thursday he's convinced Mayor Brian Bowman to ...

Chair of innovation among new council roles doled out

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Brian Mayes (St. Vital): chair of water and waste, riverbank management and the environment; Coun. Marty Morantz (Charleswood-Tuxedo): chair of finance; Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry): chair of property and development, heritage and ...

Russ Wyatt rejects council appointment, upset it was brought up at meeting

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Brian Mayes (St. Vital) — council liaison for school board and youth opportunities. Coun. Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston) — council liaison for veteran and military affairs. Coun. Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre) — secretary of ...

Same names, new titles for EPC committee members

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Brian Mayes: chairman of the new water and waste, riverbank management and the environment (formerly chairman of downtown development, heritage and riverbank management). The announcement followed on council's approval earlier in the day of ...

Reports on civic projects under $20M to be waived

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Matt Allard, Jeff Browaty, Jenny Gerbasi, Cindy Gilroy, Janice Lukes, Brian Mayes, Marty Morantz, John Orlikow, Mike Pagtakhan, Devi Sharma. Voting against: 5. Couns. Shawn Dobson, Ross Eadie, Scott Gillingham, Jason Schreyer, Russ Wyatt ...

Mayor shuffles committee deck

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Brian Mayes (St. Vital) offered a comment, describing the changes as "a big deal. I don't know if everybody outside city hall will get that, but inside city hall this is good public policy." Mayes said Bowman's realignment should end the confusion that ...

City could save $3M if public employees removed snow: CUPE

Friday, 23 October 2015

In 2014, St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes said clearing has been a major issue among people in his ward. "[Crews] just don't seem to be able to do it in the 12 hours [required after a snowfall]. Maybe they're not putting enough crews on or machines," he ...

Large Turnout For Syrian Refugee Open House

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

St. Vital City Councillor Brian Mayes was ask to put the event together by Mayor Brian Bowman. Mayes says he was surprised about the turnout. “I was rather worried the day after an election we'd have a handful of people come out, but we filled the room ...

New tennis courts open with free tips from top Brazilian tennis coach

Saturday, 17 October 2015

... between the province and the City of Winnipeg gave $200,000 to make the project possible. “This celebration is an example of what is possible, when the province, the city and the Louis Riel School division come together in partnership” said Brian ...

Green spaces make vibrant communities

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Brian Mayes, our St. Vital city councilor, and some enthusiastic volunteers joined me and many other community members to hand out delicious free food to more than 100 people. We also joined in the family-friendly activities organized by the Marlene ...

Old church going down in history?

Monday, 05 October 2015

Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital), who chairs the committee, said the deal may offer the best chance for the building to be used again. "No one wants demolition but we also don't want (the church) to sit there unused if somebody wants to invest (in it ...

Request for apology to Hong Kong veterans sent to EPC

Monday, 05 October 2015

Brian Mayes and Scott Gillingham brought their motion demanding Mitsubishi extend an apology to Canadian POWs who were forced to work in the company's coal mines during the Second World War – to the downtown development, heritage and riverbank ...

Longer waits, fewer calls at 311

Sunday, 04 October 2015

Brian Mayes (St. Vital) has had good service from 311 but notes some constituents have trouble getting through. “Certainly, people do call and report that they were on hold for a long time and just hung up,” said Mayes. Coun. Jeff Browaty (North ...

City councillors want Mitsubishi to apologize to veterans for forced labour

Thursday, 01 October 2015

Brian Mayes (St. Vital) and Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston) are bringing a motion to a Monday meeting of the downtown development, heritage and riverbank management committee, requesting Mitsubishi extend an apology to Canadian ...


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