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What are your political leanings?
As a journalist, I covered city council for 12 years. The councillors who impressed me most were those who struggled to make decisions. They had no simple, ideological template to apply to decisions. I have no such template, either. I'm neither a strident conservative or socialist. I want to live in a just, welcoming and vibrant community, with impressive public services and facilities. But I'm also keenly aware that property taxes are regressive and that council must always nitpick the budget to keep the tax burden as low as possible. By the way, I'm not a member of any political party.