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District 17 - Linda Mosher 

Purcell's Cove - Armdale

Linda Mosher's politics are all wrong. She supported Chebucto Road widening and is an advocate for tax reform. She also is hung up on "security" issues---she was a big supporter of bringing the Guardian Angels to town, she has a surveillance camera carted around her district for use in parks and she was on the committee that dreamed up the pointless badge system for visitors to City Hall.

She's been a supporter of the Bedford fast ferry because she sees it as a first step to getting a similar service to Purcells Cove. That's probably wishful thinking, but even if not, it makes her support of the Chebucto project all the more problematic; she should choose either roads or transit, not both.

That said, Mosher is a large presence at council meetings and she advocates strongly for her constituency. She quite rightly complains that time and money is dumped into planning efforts around the municipality while existing plans for her district go unfunded and unimplemented.

She's also an advocate for public purchase of the Chester Spur right-of-way, which will provide important recreational opportunities as a multi-use trail.

To give an indication of Mosher's hard work, consider that the completed questionnaire she submitted for this article runs 17 pages. I was thinking I'd give Mosher a D, but her hard work for her district, even when wrong-headed, nudges her up a grade.

Grade: C- Linda's Cell: 476-4117

Click Here to read Linda Mosher's responses to our questionnaire.

WHAT WE SAID IN 2007 (Grade: D)

"As you get closer to the end of this list, coucillors get more and more frustrated with the current home of City Hall. Mosher at one point pitched the idea that the current council hall is an inadequate building to do council business."

"Mosher made an effort this past year to sort out probems with the Armdale Rotary, and try to stop ugly infilling along the Northwest Arm. Another of the relatively new councillors, one gets the impression that Mosher has good intentions, but not always the best follow through. The rotary/roundabout/whatever it is turned into a bit of a poorly communicated mess."

"Remarks: Mosher ousted a fairly popular councillor in Graham Read to get the position. She also supported the Chebucto Road widening project. That’s just unacceptable."

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