Housing – we need to increase the housing types and allow mixed use multi family development. The city has a great opportunity to make lives better through better zoning and partnerships with government and non-profit groups to increase rentals, co-ops and non-profit housing. The city also needs to review and close rental protection loopholes in their new program.
Council can and should work quicker to implement a variety of ways to make the city more adaptable to climate changes,such as safe alternative transportation options, separated bike lanes and continuous sidewalks that are accessible for all types of people. Allow community gardens almost anywhere, increase tree canopy along city streets, water runoff rain gardens and more initiatives for community supported agriculture.
Public consultation - Notify and hold open information houses closer to people – not everyone goes to a community centreor a local event or have online access – try having staff at grocery stores, in the local shopping centres, or coffee shops.
Served as a Director for a Burnaby non-profit housing organization for six years and currently work in co-op housing. Serve on co-op board where I live.
Reason for running
When I was at BCIT and volunteered with the video department shooting council meetings, that’s when I became interested in city council. Many of the same councillors were behind the desk back then in the 90’s. I see a great deal of potential to make council more accessible to residents.