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Vivian Santos

Candidate in the Point Douglas Councillor Candidates race.

Vivian can be reached on social media, or at [email protected].

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Questionnaire Response

Vivian Santos - Point Douglas

What got you into politics?

It first started when I was working for Brian Bowman as his legal assistant.  When he decided to run for the Mayoral Election in 2014, I was volunteering at the campaign office.  This is where I started to get involved with politics and really started to understand how Mayor and City Councillors could effectively make change in the city.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

When Mayor Bowman won the election in 2014, his staff hired me to work at the Mayor’s Office.  Thereafter I transitioned to work for the previous Point Douglas City Councillor Mike Pagtakhan as his Executive Assistant for three years.  When Mike decided to retire in 2018, I put forward my name so that I may continue on the work that Mike had started. I have been at City Hall for 8 years now and with both my experience as an Executive Assistant working with the public administration and now as the elected official working with the community leaders, I have the most experience when it comes to navigating the complicated City of Winnipeg public administration and Council.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?

I am a huge advocate for more city services when it comes to Community Services and Parks.  I believe that if we can invest into the people with complete communities, such as Affordable Transit & Recreational Programs, upgrades to recreational amenities like new playgrounds and parks, fixing all the community centres and building new gyms – the lives of the residents, families and seniors will be better as a whole.  Crime and Poverty is one of the biggest challenges the Point Douglas ward faces.  Therefore, providing affordable recreational programs for kids and seniors, investing into our community centres and parks is one of the biggest community needs. These investments must also go together with investments from the Province into Mental Health & Addictions and the Federal Government building more housing stock.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I would encourage residents to visit my campaign website at vivian4pointdouglas.ca to read more about all the accomplishments and strategic investments I am passionate about.

News that mentions Vivian Santos

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Council votes yes on police HQ lawsuits settlement

March 23, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...on that motion — a tie that equates to a loss under council rules. Couns. Wyatt, Allard, Evan Duncan, Ross Eadie, Cindy Gilroy, John Orlikow, Vivian Santos and Jason Schreyer voted in favour of the inquiry; Gillingham joined Couns. Jeff Browaty, Markus Chambers, Shawn Dobson, Janice Lukes, Brian Mayes,...

Winnipeg’s public works committee weighs study on $1 transit fare, funding for active transportation

March 3, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...in 2023, including $238 million for Winnipeg Transit — a $26-million increase from 2022. During a special meeting on Friday, Point Douglas Coun. Vivian Santos urged the committee to look at reducing Winnipeg Transit fare to $1. A full adult fare currently runs $3.15. "Not everyone is able to afford a...

Trash trails a stinking frustration

March 2, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...his commercial space lost interest after driving down the back lane and seeing the mess, he said. Halprin usually directs his complaints to Coun. Vivian Santos’s office after growing tired of waiting on hold when he calls 311. His latest complaint to Santos was forwarded to City of Winnipeg bylaw...

Developer plans may widen part of Pipeline Road

March 1, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Coun. Ross Eadie (Mynarski) brought up the issue of vacant and derelict houses — an issue particularly prominent in the wards of Eadie and Coun. Vivian Santos (Point Douglas). Eadie asked if dealing with such properties, which are notorious for becoming fire hazards and drug dens, falls under the police...

Kicking the can down the road: How Winnipeg dithers on inner-city bridge replacements

February 11, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...to bypass congested McPhillips Street or Elmwood residents who rely on the Louise Bridge. Inner-city councillors are not happy. Point Douglas Coun. Vivian Santos said she was blindsided by the budget's call to extend the life of the Arlington Bridge but she's keeping an open mind to see what city engineers...

Plans for new Arlington Street Bridge kicked down road

February 10, 2023

CTV - ...plans for a new bridge were based on a 2019 functional design to improve traffic flow. “Of course I want a new bridge,” said City Councillor Vivian Santos. “We did a study to prove that we need a new bridge.” The 2023 city budget, released this week, contains an $850,000 feasibility study for the...

‘A Band-Aid on a symptom’: Winnipeg’s proposed transit safety plan not enough, advocate says – Winnipeg

February 10, 2023

Global News - ...Sharma (Old Kildonan) says she takes transit periodically, but her schedule is not conducive to riding the bus as much as she would like. Coun. Vivian Santos (Point Douglas) says she currently does not ride transit. She says it’s too challenging with two young children attending different schools. —...

‘If it happens once and we save a life, it’s certainly worth it’: city councillors receive naloxone training

January 30, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...(St. James); Evan Duncan (Charleswood-Tuxedo); Ross Eadie (Mynarski); Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre); John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry); and Vivian Santos (Point Douglas). Earlier this month, the city said staff at recreation and leisure centres had received nasal spray naloxone kits and training to...

Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan community committee roundup

November 30, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...municipal election. The committee welcomes back all three councillors from last term, Couns. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan), Ross Eadie (Mynarski), and Vivian Santos (Point Douglas), with Eadie taking the first shift as committee chair. The stretch of Winnipeg Avenue on which Harvest Manitoba operates may soon...

Helping Winnipeggers find their way back downtown

November 30, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...campaign: Loren Remillard (from left), president and CEO of Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Coun. Sherri Rollins, Chamber chairman Mark Jones, Coun. Vivian Santos, Mayor Scott Gillingham, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO Kate Fenske, West End BIZ’s Joseph Kornelsen and Exchange District BIZ’s David Pensato. As...

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