Monday, March 20, 2017

Six-term councillor Bryan Anderson announced Monday he will not run for council again, leaving the race wide open in the Terwillegar-Riverbend area. Anderson has represented the area now known as Ward 9 since 1998.-----------Julie Ali · University of Alberta Bryan Anderson is a nice man and he worked hard. I don't think he was very responsible fiscally as he supported the Mandel crew in the disaster of the Katz Arena but really most of the councillors did this sort of support so you can't say he was the only one. As the councillor for Riverbend, he was available for us. He would reply to some questions I had and he would read my e-mails.Since I write a great many e-mails questioning politicians this meant that he or his staff had to read a ton of mail. If you had an immediate problem I think you could talk to him on the phone. I don't expect his replacement to be an improvement over him. New councillors have a big learning curve so they won't get up to speed for a while. Mr. Anderson deserves our respect for his long and faithful tenure on city council. Happy retirement Mr. Anderson. I do appreciate your service even though I have been critical of many of the decisions made as a whole by most of the councillors for the past decade in Edmonton-----

Mr. Anderson is a nice man who tried his best. I wrote him and other politicians a ton of mail. I am sure he is going to miss hearing from me.
I don't think the next councillor will be an improvement since he will have a steep learning curve until he or she is used to councillor work.
Happy retirement Mr. Anderson. Thank you for your service to all the folks in Riverbend.
Six-term councillor Bryan Anderson announced Monday he will not run for council again, leaving the race wide open in the Terwillegar-Riverbend area.
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Ward 9 councillor Bryan Anderson not seeking reelection

Published on: March 20, 2017 | Last Updated: March 20, 2017 1:47 PM MDT
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Ward 9 Coun. Bryan Anderson announces he will not seek re-election. Video by Shaughn Butts
Six-term councillor Bryan Anderson announced Monday he will not run for council again, leaving the race wide open in the Terwillegar-Riverbend area.
Anderson has represented the area now known as Ward 9 since 1998.
He came into politics after spending three decades coaching football and basketball, first at Strathcona High School and then Harry Ainlay High School. He was inducted into the Alberta Schools’ Athletics Association hall of fame in 2010.
On council, he’s worked to promote recreation, convincing the city to install its first artificial turf fields and supporting its investment in new recreation centres.
The 2017 election is scheduled for Oct. 16. Nomination day is Sept. 18. Ward 9 includes all of Terwillegar-Riverbend as well as the new neighbourhoods south of the Anthony Henday.
This election, the following neighbourhoods are moving from Ward 9 into Ward 10 to balance population growth: Allard, Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, Callaghan, Cashman, Cavanagh, Richford and Twin Brooks.
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Julie Ali ·
Bryan Anderson is a nice man and he worked hard.

I don't think he was very responsible fiscally as he supported the Mandel crew in the disaster of the Katz Arena but really most of the councillors did this sort of support so you can't say he was the only one.

As the councillor for Riverbend, he was available for us. He would reply to some questions I had and he would read my e-mails.Since I write a great many e-mails questioning politicians this meant that he or his staff had to read a ton of mail. If you had an immediate problem I think you could talk to him on the phone.

I don't expect his replacement to be an improvement over him. New councillors have a big learning curve so they won't get up to speed for a while.

Mr. Anderson deserves our respect for his long and faithful tenure on city council.

Happy retirement Mr. Anderson. I do appreciate your service even though I have been critical of many of the decisions made as a whole by most of the councillors for the past decade in Edmonton.
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Jim Wong ·
6 terms, isn't that enough of taking money from the city of Edm taxpayers. there should be a maximum number of years these people can hold a council seat.
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Chris Blair
To the people saying he's been on Council too long, or "1 down..."
Bryan Anderson has been pretty much the sole voice of fiscal responsibility and majority thinking on Council for years now. The only thing we will get by replacing him will be an agenda-driven, spend-happy liberal who will likely have some 'special interests' funding/supporting their campaign run. It's horrible news that Bryan Anderson is not seeking re-election and that can only mean that all the stupid votes in City Hall that didn't pass by a vote or two will now likely pass. Get ready for more spending and less voice of reason with the loss of this candidate.

Thanks for your many years of service Bryan, for me, you stood out as the only councillor who took the time to acknowledge receipt of letter from your constituents. Edmonton is better because of your service.

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