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Running Campaigns, Winning Votes, Sept 24

September 24, 2013

A panel discussion on the upcoming Metro Vancouver transportation referendum. With the clock ticking, and few public details about the 2014 transportaton referendum, this is an opportunity to dialogue about what has worked, and what hasn't in past referendum votes and ballot initatves. Join us to hear from three seasoned campaigners about effectve strategies and lessons learned.

About the Panelists:

Denny Zane - Executve 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 Coaliton for Clean Air."

Geoff Meggs - Vancouver City Councillor 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 implementaton 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.

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

Join Carbon Talks for a lively dialogue on resiliency, adaptation and discover how we can beautify our communities even in the face of climate change challenges.
When: Tuesday, September 24, 1:30 - 2:30pm

Where: SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1700


Live Webcast: (please note that registration is not required for watching the webcast)

This event is sponsored by Carbon Talks and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.