Vision Vancouver park commissioner Sarah Blyth is taking a break from municipal politics after this year’s November civic election.
Blyth announced on Facebook today (March 4) that she is not running for another term on park board. Neither will she seek a seat on city council.
More than two weeks ago, Blyth told the Straight that she was thinking of sitting out the 2014 municipal election.
That was on the sidelines of the February 14 women’s memorial march in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
While on Hastings Street, Blyth said that she wanted to spend more time with her son, now a preteen.
In the days that followed, a Facebook page emerged, urging her to seek a seat on council.
During a phone interview on February 28, Blyth told the Straight that it’s “wonderful to have such amazing supporters”.
She also indicated that she’d make up her mind soon.
In her March 4 Facebook post, Blyth announced that she has decided that the best way for her “to serve the public in the future is as an advocate, not as a politician”.