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William Scott

Independent for Victoria Council

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1) Citizens should determine development.

  • Neighbourhood associations encourage engagement.
  • The AAA network is crucial to the connection of neighbourhoods.

2) Transform Victoria, without using densification as a panacea.

  • Market-based housing should give locals first purchase option.
  • Densification mitigates neither urban sprawl nor the climate crisis.
  • Return AirBnb’s to the rental market.
  • House conversions, and Residential Rental Tenure zones increase housing stock.
  • Place size limits on new single-family homes.
  • Pressure the federal and provincial governments to provide necessary housing.
  • Prioritize co-op housing and median-income based housing.

3) Consideration of native flora and fauna must go beyond tokenism.

  • The urban forest reduces flood risk and cools neighbourhoods.
  • The urban forestry director and Parks must become a fundamental part of any development proposal, weighted equally with engineering.
  • Built systems must incorporate suitable habitat and natural system regeneration.
  • Community gardens, pollinator pathways, and backyard biodiversity are vital to the health and well-being of all

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