I am announcing today that I will be running for mayor of Winnipeg in 2010.
(Pause for reaction.)
I'm planning a lot of big changes to the way the city runs, and I'm not leaving it to someone else to screw up. I'm sticking around until the city is running like a fine watch and that means one more term at least.
I may not be your typical politician, but my mother didn't raise a fool.
I will not raise property taxes this year. (Wait for applause.) Or next. (wait for cheers to die down.)
What kind of an idiot would raise taxes in an election year? Stand up Councillor Swandel.
There's going to be plenty of money sloshing around in the next couple of years, enough to keep Winnipeg afloat until after the next vote. That's when I'll bring the hammer down. (Note to self: Don't say this last part out loud.)
Before I go, I'm going to replace Plan Winnipeg with a new long-term planning blueprint.
In the coming months, I will be announcing detail…