Johnson Street Bridge – Petition against the $42 Million Borrowing Bylaw
Who can Sign the Petition?
All residents of the City of Victoria can sign the petition form. Municipal Boundary Map
If you live in another municipality and own property within the City of Victoria you may be eligible to sign. Please see the FAQs below.
How to Complete the Form
This is an official petition – forms must be completed correctly or might be invalidated.
- Print the form on a clean 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, with nothing on the back side. The PDF is in colour, but the City has told us that black-and-white printing is acceptable, as long as the detailed wording on the form is clear. Read it carefully.
- Print your full given name (no abbreviations)
- Print your full address: (“1302 Gladstone” is not acceptable; it must say “1302 Gladstone AVENUE”.) Include “Victoria, British Columbia” at the end of the address, so the City knows what municipality you live in. Postal code is not required
- Sign the form
Deadline is Monday January 4th at 4:30 PM
You can drop your forms at Victoria City Hall, or at the Blue Bridge Campaign Office
Unit A – 777 Blanshard St. (Corner of Fairfield and Blanshard)
Forms are available, and can be dropped in Ballot Boxes, at these locations. Look for Canvassers wearing Blue Bridge ‘pinnies’ in your neighbourhood.
We will pick up your completed forms upon request: Phone 250 590 4809 or email email@example.com
If you don’t have a printer or need a lot of hard copies for your friends, let us know, and we will deliver them to you. If you can’t get to a post office, we will arrange to pick them up.
You can deliver the signed form to City Hall, but we’re asking you to drop them to us instead. Why?
That way, we can verify that the form has been printed and filled out properly. The City will not check them until after January 4, and by then it will be too late if there’s a mistake. This way we can also keep track of the numbers, so we know how close we are to the 6,343 threshold. The City will not count the forms they’ve received until after January 4.
johnsonstreetbridge.ORG Campaign Office
Unit A 777 Blanshard St. (Corner of Blanshard and Fairfield)
Phone 250 590 4809 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you help? Gathering 6400+ petition signatures will be work, and will be fun. Join a dedicated team of over 50 volunteers who are canvassing door to door, staffing tables and helping out in the campaign office. Give us a call or email if you can help.
Businesses, offices and organizations – we have posters, information sheets, petition forms and ‘ballot boxes’ for you to display and provide for your customers and staff. Please call 250 590 4809 or email email@example.com.
Who can sign this petition?
You must 18 or older, be a Canadian Citizen, have lived in BC for at least 6 months, and in the municipal borders of the City of Victoria for at least 30 days. ( Map available soon )
Do I need to own property?
No – the counter petition can be signed by all City of Victoria residents. If you rent an apartment, share a house, live in a care home, you are eligible. All family members 18 and older in one household can sign forms.
How do I know if I live in the City of Victoria?
See the Map. If you pay any water bills or property tax to the City of Victoria, then your residence is within the municipal voting boundaries. If you are unsure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can our family sign one form?
Unfortunately No – each person must complete, and submit, a separate form.
Can I use a stamp for the address?
That is unclear from City of Victoria guidelines. We strongly suggest the Name, and address be printed by hand to ensure the petition form is valid.
Can I sign if I don’t live in Victoria but own property there?
If you live elsewhere in British Columbia, you may still be able to sign the petition as a “non-resident property elector”. Click HERE for more information.