Mostly, Fitzgibbon stressed Godden’s “out-front leadership on women’s issues and paid sick leave,” which Fitzgibbon framed as a feminist issue, saying he liked having “a female voice on the council.”
(We have duly noted Fitzgibbon’s feminist leanings in the past.)
Fitzgibbon, who is 24, also flipped the age issue on its head. “People give me crap for being young and give her crap for being old … having someone who is late in life adds value to the council.” (Godden will be 80 in October.)
As for Godden’s initial plan to skimp on transit money—she advocated a $40 vehicle license fee as opposed to the $60 and $80 proposals which both came with far more transit money—Fitzgibbon, a huge transit advocate, said “She voted the right way in the end.