On June 11th, the Abbotsford News reported……………”Banman said the announcement of a challenge doesn’t come as a surprise, but he won’t start to campaign yet.

“I am very supportive of the democratic process, but right now as mayor my focus is not on campaigning; it’s on the positive work taking place at city hall.”

It would seem that a month is long enough for Bruce, as the ‘survey’ below indicates he is in full re-election mode, unless, (as really does seem impossible), our tax dollars are paying for this.

But strange things do happen to our money at city hall, so just thought I would check it out with Bill Flitton.

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From: Gerda Peachey
Date: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 10:02 PM
Subject: Survey/poll
To: Bruce Banman , mgill , bmacgregor , lbarkman , Patricia Ross , “Dave Loewen (Councillor)” , hbraun@abbotsford.ca, Bill Flitton , gmurray@abbotsford.ca

Question for Bill Flitton:

Hello Bill.

Two of my friends have received telephone calls, conducting a survey about who the recipient of the call would vote for,….Henry Braun, or Bruce Banman, or other?

Who did they vote for in the last election?

What issues are of most pressing concern for the upcoming municipal election?

And how firm the respondent was on their choice for mayor.

I would like your assurance that this ‘survey’ does not originate from city hall, and is not being paid for by our tax-dollars.

That possibility seems most unlikely to me, however I remember that city hall used the public’s money, and put up a phone bank to pressure the public to vote ‘Yes’ on the water referendum. So now, though it seems improbable, I’d like your assurance that my money is not being used for this ‘survey’.

Thank you.

Gerda Peachey