-Hard on crime and empathetic towards those in need
-Housing and city infrastructure improvements that promote walkability, beauty and community.
-Community engagement. Talk to me!
The one thing that will underpin my every move will be careful research. I won't be bamboozled by showy reports. I want policy papers and contrasting viewpoints. I want data and numbers and above all else I want reality. No more decisions based on special interests.
I also want to get a grip on the affordability crisis by actually looking at the issues we try to bury. It's not just a supply issue. Real estate was and is being used as a vehicle for people to park their money creating immense pressure on the people who actually live and work in this city.
In short, what drives my policies and beliefs are reality. What's been tried the past 20 years hasn't done anything. We need to do something different before it's too late.
When I say one of you I mean it. I rent, work a regular job and enjoy interacting with people across this city. Let's face it though. We need to do better. Do you look at this city and think 'is this the best we can do?' I do. Every day. On October 15th lets make a difference instead of voting in a revolving door of uninspiring candidates. Let's vote for someone with energy, courage and above all else someone who is willing to vote based on facts and logic and will explain his reasoning.
On October 15th please vote. KFC. Konstantine For Council.
Reason for running
At first I ran on a whim. I thought it would be an interesting experience and wasn't expecting much.
In the past week since I put in my application, the questions flooding my inbox from concerned citizens has given me pause. You all care and deserve someone who will help YOU represent this city. If you grace me with your trust I will work with you all and always tell you the truth. I will be resolute in the face of struggle and always give you my reasoning even if you don't agree. I will talk with you and I will share in leadership with you. I won't be perfect. I will stumble along the way but I'll always move forward and do my best to make you all proud.
What has the past 20 years of leadership brought to the Lower Mainland and Burnaby in particular?
I rest my case.