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A look at the most powerful woman at city hall

September 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments

My column in Vancouver Magazine this month takes a close look at city manager Judy Rogers, the woman whom Larry Campbell describes as someone who could “rip your heart out.” Yes, she’s scary. She also knows absolutely everything there is to know at city hall, which makes her a formidable person to deal with for newbie councils burning to make their mark on the world. But she can enjoy a good joke, even about herself, which is why she burst out laughing when I told her about Jack Poole’s phrase for her: One tough broad.

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