Brian Mayes

Brian Mayes

Phone: 204-479-2894
Incumbent Since 2011

Brian Mayes

Candidate in the St. Vital Councillor Candidates race.

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Questionnaire Response

Brian Mayes - St. Vital

Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?

Representing the residents of St. Vital continues to be my passion. I decided to run for re-election because although I have accomplished many things this term (for instance supporting budgets that almost quadrupled the budget for road repair –from $30 million in 2012 to $116 million now), there is so much more I want to do for St. Vital.  Constituents know that when I say I will oppose difficult issues, such as the opening of Portage and Main, and fight on their behalf, that I really will.  St. Vital is where I grew up, and where I am raising my kids.  It is where I feel I belong.  I want to continue to work to help St. Vital constituents get the attention and project funding at City Hall.

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

I have represented St. Vital as city councillor for the past seven years, and for much of that time I have served on the Mayor’s Executive Policy Council.  Prior to that I was a school trustee.  I have a Bachelor of Public Administration degree (Carleton University), a Masters of Industrial Relations and a law degree (University of Toronto).  This educational experience coupled with years in the private sector compliment my role as Councillor.

I ran my own small business as a lawyer before I entered politics and have served on the boards of Brandon University, Workers Compensation Manitoba, Morrow Avenue Child Care and Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba.  This experience has given me the expertise to manage large budgets and deal with difficult issues that arise in the role of City Councillor.

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?

First, I will be voting “no” on the opening of Portage and Main, but will consider myself bound by the results of the referendum.  I will continue to work to increase funding to improve our roads and public transit, and reduce traffic congestion.  Safety is of paramount importance not only in St. Vital but also in the City of Winnipeg.  We need to invest more in police, fire and paramedics.  Sage Creek, Royalwood and Bonavista need more recreational facilities.  Sage Creek needs another school.  Last but certainly not least is our environment.  In the very near future, Winnipeg will need to modernize its sewer system to protect Lake Winnipeg.  I’ve already worked to enhance the parks of St. Vital and the Seine River trails but much more work is needed.

What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?

My City Council voting record  shows that although I am an EPC member, I  fight for my ward’s diverse interests.  I recognize the challenges constituents face in older ward neighbourhoods from gravel lanes to the need for better crosswalks/bridges/improved roads/sidewalks. Because I run for re-election the old-fashioned way, going door-door-to-door, not only during elections but throughout the year, I understand the needs of newer ward neighbourhoods, too.  This diverse approach is reflected in things I have accomplished such as the “youthunited@winnipeg” program. I am very proud of this program bringing together ten inner-city and ten suburban students to work for charitable agencies in Winnipeg’s core, and to study the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

We need to maintain and protect our libraries, community and recreational facilities and to keep  all people active and involved. I have fought to expand Handi-Transit to all areas of the City and have worked to make the new St. Vital Toboggan slide and renovated St. Vital library accessible.  I have worked in a non-partisan way with a diverse variety of individuals, organizations and parties from all levels of government and the broader community to get things done for St. Vital.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Becoming a city councillor was a dream for me.  I have much more to do in St. Vital and I hope that on October 24 the residents of St. Vital will vote for Brian Mayes.

News that mentions Brian Mayes

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Routes, congestion, personnes âgées : ce que disent les candidats dans Saint-Vital

October 16, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...texte de Camille Gris Roy Les routes et les rues : Brian Mayes a souvent entendu ces mots dans la campagne. « Dans le nord de Saint-Vital, il y a les problèmes avec les ruelles en gravier. Mais pour le quartier [dans son ensemble], premièrement c'est les rues », décrit le conseiller sortant, qui...

Council candidates tout different priorities for St. Vital ward

October 10, 2018

CTV - ...against the opening of Portage and Main to pedestrians, but beyond that have a very different vision of what they’d bring to the job. Incumbent Brian Mayes was first elected to represent St. Vital in a bi-election in November of 2011. He told CTV News growing up in the neighbourhood has fuelled him to...

Mayes running for another term

October 9, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital) still has some things he wants to achieve. Mayes, 56, is running for re-election as St. Vital city councillor in the Oct. 24 civic election. He was first elected in 2011 in a byelection. Reflecting on the last four years in office, the incumbent councillor — who lives in St....

Bowman poised to win the re-election battle but lose the war for control of Winnipeg city council

October 7, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...on all nine of his council allies to vote alongside him on every issue — executive policy committee members Scott Gillingham, John Orlikow and Brian Mayes were ready to revolt over Portage and Main — a council majority allows a mayor to govern without the time-consuming business of building consensus...

Whither the left?

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Rouge-East Fort Garry Matt Allard – St. Boniface Ross Eadie – Mynarski Jason Schreyer – Elmwood-East Kildonan Kurt Morton – St. James Brian Mayes – St. Vital Kate Sjoberg – Point Douglas Josh Brandon – Daniel McIntyre Winnipeg Labour Council endorsed mayoral candidates 2014 : Judy...

Roads, transit top concerns for St. Vital ward residents: Mayes

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - Brian Mayes believes his record speaks for itself ahead Oct. 24’s civic election in Winnipeg. That said, it hasn’t stopped him from going door-to-door in the St. Vital ward that he’s been and MLA in since 2011 after winning a by-election. And some of the issues that he was told about while going...

HAL’S HEADLINES: Getting out the dog vote

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...have been awarded “super dog-friendly” status for their commitment to the city’s off-leash areas. They are Brian Bowman, Jeff Browaty, Brian Mayes, Janice Lukes and Grant Nordman. You can see where everyone ranks at NOW THAT’S A PUMPKIN! The Roland Pumpkin Fair goes today...

City council defers vote on paid leave of absence for councillors facing court

September 21, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...10. Wyatt has declared his innocence and the allegation has not been proven in court. He also recused himself from Thursday’s discussion. Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital) spoke against the forced leaves Thursday, stressing the motion’s vague language could allow it to apply too broadly. “As a...

Élection à Winnipeg : 54 candidats, 15 quartiers, une élue

September 20, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...les quartiers de Saint-Boniface et de Saint-Vital, à concentration francophone, les conseillers sortants Mathieu Allard et Brian Mayes devront faire campagne. Ce n’est pas le cas de Janice Lukes, ancienne conseillère de Saint-Norbert-Rivière-Seine, maintenant élue dans Waverley-Ouest où elle...

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