Joy MacPhail hosts campaign kick-off fundraiser for Geoff Meggs

Geoff speaks to Joy MacPhail gatheringTV broadcast executive and former NDP leader Joy MacPhail hosted the campaign kick-off fundraiser March 27 for Geoff Meggs’ campaign to win a Vision Vancouver nomination to city council in the upcoming election.

“I’ve known Geoff addresses friends at Joy MacPhail’sGeoff for many years and I’m delighted someone with his commitment and understanding of the city is stepping forward,” MacPhail said. “I’m very happy to support his campaign and I think he’ll make an excellent councillor, because he cares about people and knows how to get things done.”

More than 80 people joined Joy and Geoff to kick off the campaign.

Geoff addresses friends at Joy MacPhail campaign kick-off March 27.

Geoff Meggs to seek Vision Vancouver council nomination with call for action on housing, transit

Geoff Meggs, who worked alongside former Mayor Larry Campbell during his three years leading the city, confirmed today he will be seeking a Vision Vancouver nomination to city council in the upcoming civic election.

“We need get the city moving again,” Meggs said. “Homelessness is a civic emergency that must be confronted, but we need action as well to support the people who make the city work: the people in small business, hospitality, the arts, health services, offices, retail jobs, students and immigrants.

“They can’t afford to buy a house, they can’t afford to rent, they can’t even find a place on the bus.”

Meggs said he will urge city action to spark private sector investment in affordable market housing for families, as well as concrete steps to speed up buses and reduce gridlock. Read More