If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Laser beam Rob Ford from office, alleviate social strata discrepancies, create pedestrian-friendly areas and walkways to span the city, encourage creative, well-founded city-planning & architecture, completely eliminate religion from public life (you can practice at home...), make etiquette classes mandatory for all citizens.
What/who changed my life and why
Book: "Life of Pi"; I felt so inspired, it left me nourished for months.
Movie: "The Beach"; I'm retiring in Thailand.
Event: Music festivals attended to date - "a single event can awaken within a stranger totally unknown to us"
Person: Voltaire - Though long dead, I find his work and underlying philosophies tough, humbling and balanced, paralleling what I'm determined to leave in my life's imprint.