John Roston

Climate Change

Flooding

John Roston's policy

Accelerate protection from floods and earthquakes.

Green Space

John Roston's policy

Plant many more shade trees to cope with heat.

Parking

John Roston's policy

Promote legislation to require electric vehicle charging in multi-family housing.

Private Vehicles

John Roston's policy

Build segregated bicycle lanes to protect both cyclists and drivers.

Urban Heat

John Roston's policy

Plant many more shade trees to cope with heat.

Zoning

John Roston's policy

Use 100% rental tenure zoning to put a cap on land prices and enable rental housing developers to thrive.

Housing & Homelessness

Affordability

John Roston's policy

Build thousands of rental units to stabilize rents and attract workers to Richmond.

Co-Op Housing

John Roston's policy

Purchase land that can be leased to public housing non-profits and leverage that with senior governments to get construction funding.

Housing Accessibility

John Roston's policy

Ensure minimum number of accessible units in new housing.

Indigenous-Led Housing

John Roston's policy

Purchase land that can be leased to public housing non-profits and leverage that with senior governments to get construction funding.

Property Taxes

John Roston's policy

Avoid excessive tax increases.

Public Housing

John Roston's policy

Purchase land that can be leased to public housing non-profits and leverage that with senior governments to get construction funding.

Rent

John Roston's policy

Build thousands of rental units to stabilize rents and attract workers to Richmond.

Rental Stock

John Roston's policy

Build thousands of rental units to stabilize rents and attract workers to Richmond.

SROs

John Roston's policy

Fund and enforce minimum standards for SROs.

Unhoused People

John Roston's policy

Fund and enforce minimum standards for SROs.

Zoning

John Roston's policy

Use 100% rental tenure zoning to put a cap on land prices and enable rental housing developers to thrive.

Local Government & Democracy

Public Engagement

John Roston's policy

Be accountable for results.

Public Safety & Policing

Non-Police-Based Public Safety

John Roston's policy

More mental health workers to accompany RCMP when required.

Public Spaces & Services

Green Space

John Roston's policy

Plant many more shade trees to cope with heat.

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

John Roston's policy

Build segregated bicycle lanes to protect both cyclists and drivers.

Zoning

John Roston's policy

Use 100% rental tenure zoning to put a cap on land prices and enable rental housing developers to thrive.

Reconciliation & Indigenous Nations

Indigenous-Led Housing

John Roston's policy

Purchase land that can be leased to public housing non-profits and leverage that with senior governments to get construction funding.

Transit & Getting Around

Parking

John Roston's policy

Promote legislation to require electric vehicle charging in multi-family housing.

Private Vehicles

John Roston's policy

Build segregated bicycle lanes to protect both cyclists and drivers.

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

John Roston's policy

Build segregated bicycle lanes to protect both cyclists and drivers.

Misc. topics



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Biography

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Founder, Richmond Rental Housing Advocacy Group
Member, Richmond FarmWatch Executive Committee
Founder, Plug-in Richmond (promoting electric vehicles)
Past Treasurer, Richmond Museum Society
RCMP BlockWatch Captain
Retired McGill senior administrator and Adjunct Professor

Reason for running

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There is a lot more we can do to address the housing crisis and the environmental threats of climate change, but it takes strong leadership from a Mayor with a collaborative management style.

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