James Crosty answers New Westminster mayoral candidate questions

James Crosty is running for Mayor of New Westminster, and he answered my questions. Thank you for answering!

I shouldn’t have to say that the questions are satirical and James gave some kind of serious answers. He said it was fun to answer though!

Supporting and growing local businesses will help keep jobs in New Westminster, grow our tax base, provide opportunity for New Westminster citizens to live and work in New Westminster, and bring more people to our fair city. A wide range of businesses is also good for a city, as it diversifies the tax base and does not make us reliant upon any one industry. As mayor, what will you do to bring more Save On Foods grocery stores to New Westminster?

James Crosty: Nothing, there are enough already and I really like Columbia Square with free parking and walking distance from home.

The Bailey Bridge was a source of contention between New Westminster and Coquitlam in 2014. As mayor, what will you do to piss off Coquitlam in 2015?

James Crosty: Nothing, they are already upset, but Wright and Cote denied any wrong doing in this area last night (Ed: Mr. Crosty answered the night after the first mayoral candidate debate). Yet taxpayers are footing the bill when it could have been free.

Fallen leaves from trees are a menace to the walkability of New Westminster, creating slippery sidewalks and clogging our storm drains. What will you do to rid New Westminster of this scourge?

James Crosty: Volunteer Patrick Johnstone to work evenings, weekends, and Friday (because it’s his day off) to rake them all up.

Patrick Johnstone, you’re ineligible to answer this question because we all know you love the trees. Okay, here, if you want to answer a question for #3 here goes: If you love trees so much why don’t you marry one?

James Crosty: I wouldn’t suggest that because his bark is much louder than a tree…

Without using Google, what are the eleven neighbourhoods of New Westminster? Yeah, eleven. I had no idea there were that many. Don’t forget Connaught Heights, everybody forgets them. At least they have a SkyTrain station! Okay, what are the other ten neighbourhoods of New Westminster?

James Crosty: McBride-Sapperton, Massey Victory Heights, Glenbrook, Downtown, Quayside, Queensborough, Uptown, West End, Brow of the Hill and Moody Park. Oh and did I mention Connaught Heights… And I didn’t look it up!

Editor’s note: Nine out off ten for Mr. Crosty! Although he did call it “Glenbrook” and not “Glenbrooke North”… :–) And he forgot Queen’s Park too! Queen’s Park, I think you need to change your name to Uptown!

Speaking of the neighbourhoods of New Westminster, which is your favourite and why is it Sapperton?

James Crosty: Because I used to live there but I like the Quay too and ahh…Massey Victory Heights, Glenbrook, Downtown Queensborough, Uptown, West End, Brow of the Hill and Moody Park oh and did I mention Connaught Heights…..

Why have none of you developed your websites with Of Desks, one of New Westminster’s finest web design and development companies? (Oh man more free press for Of Desks!)

James Crosty: I have an excellent in-house live-in really great designer, besides I may not get any dinner if I went to another designer! No growler for you!!!

As mayor, will you learn how to properly reference someone on Twitter by using the @ symbol in front of their name?

James Crosty: Well I do know how to reference someone on Twitter but not sure when it comes to Mayoral candidates. I don’t want to promote any “Machines”. Besides, none of them follow @crostyca

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