Jordan MacDougall

Climate Change

Active Transportation

Increase the connectivity of bike lanes, region to region. End Bike lanes that end up dumping you off in traffic. Safe and cost effective.

Electric Bikes & Scooters

If you make it safe, easy, and affordable people will choose these options. We have made steps. Let's keep the momentum.

Green Space

Rethink how we value land. Nothing gets developed back into green space. we need to protect this at all cost.
Stop destroying green space for density and upscaling.
Increase garden space and natural urban food possibilities.

Parking

New builds can plan for estimated car use. When we don't develop corridors people over crowd the suburbs. (Improper infrastructure)

Zoning

Major corridors will be up zoned to take in affordable density. Allowing business to operate in that area will ensure economic prosperity.

Housing & Homelessness

Affordability

Push for more co-op, purpose build rental, garden suit etc. Ensure funding for 30-40% threshold. Make it walkable, green and healthy.

Housing Accessibility

Multi-unit buildings maintain accessibility. Roads and sidewalks in Saanich need to facilitate this transfer from public to private land.

Indigenous-Led Housing

The Urban Indigenous community is the most under housed community. Ensure their accessibility to affordable housing.

Property Taxes

Increase density in key areas to limit tax raises. Decrease waste at municipal level due to inefficiencies.

Rent

Increase rental stock, lobby for student housing on campuses to ease market pressure.

Zoning

Major corridors will be up zoned to take in affordable density. Allowing business to operate in that area will ensure economic prosperity.

Local Government & Democracy

Budgeting

limit overspending unless on items of economic recovery. Reduce current finical waste and redundancy.

Youth Engagement

Campaign to get the youngest current running councillor elected.

Mental Health, Drugs, & Addiction

Mental Health Crisis Response

End harmful stigma around mental health and reduce barriers to mental health resources.
Ensure access to tools and care.
Shift from short-term solutions to cost-saving preventative care.

Treatment Programmes

Create safe addiction recovery centers in Saanich. via manciple levers and working with partners.

Public Spaces & Services

Green Space

Rethink how we value land. Nothing gets developed back into green space. we need to protect this at all cost.
Stop destroying green space for density and upscaling.
Increase garden space and natural urban food possibilities.

Public Washrooms

ensure public areas have accessable washrooms. Mainly in large parks etc.

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

Ensure bike lanes are interconnected in the CRD and cars are not impacted by bike lane growth.
Ensure sidewalks on main roads are wide enough and anyone can safely use them.

Zoning

Major corridors will be up zoned to take in affordable density. Allowing business to operate in that area will ensure economic prosperity.

Reconciliation & Indigenous Nations

Indigenous-Led Housing

The Urban Indigenous community is the most under housed community. Ensure their accessibility to affordable housing.

Land & Governance

Grow Indigenous presence in shared spaces. (i.e include Indigenous art in heritage markers)
Impactful reconciliation and decolonial work via service agreements and shared ventures.

Places Names, Statues, & Other Commemorations

Indigenous culture needs to be included as part of our idea of "heritage" or "preservation of history"
Continue to support, renaming, remembering, and resurgent acts.

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Support UNDRIP and its Integration into Canadian law.

Transit & Getting Around

Active Transportation

Increase the connectivity of bike lanes, region to region. End Bike lanes that end up dumping you off in traffic. Safe and cost effective.

Electric Bikes & Scooters

If you make it safe, easy, and affordable people will choose these options. We have made steps. Let's keep the momentum.

Parking

New builds can plan for estimated car use. When we don't develop corridors people over crowd the suburbs. (Improper infrastructure)

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

Ensure bike lanes are interconnected in the CRD and cars are not impacted by bike lane growth.
Ensure sidewalks on main roads are wide enough and anyone can safely use them.

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Biography

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Age 23, Jordan excels in all he does and uplifts those around him. Besides his career achievements he is a high performance athlete, he is a mechanic of passion, and a cultivator of fruit trees. He has integrated his academics with real world experience and wants to make a home for his future family.

"Understanding the interconnection of, transportation, housing, infrastructure, and the climate crisis, is to understand where and how we need to shape our city." -Jordan MacDougall-

While only a young man, Jordan currently works with Indigenous Services Canada in community development, governance and capacity development. In the past he has helped manage projects alongside developers and municipal governments. He is a current member of the Arts Culture and Heritage advisory committee, and has helped multiple small business and startups grow over the last 8 years. He is a hobby mechanic and quick to always help anyone with his diverse skill set. In all of his vocations Jordan prioritizes building strong relationships and improving his community. He has been a high performance athlete for the last 6 years wining a national title in 2022. He strives for excellence and compassion in all he does.

Reason for running

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Jordan MacDougall is running for Saanich council and CRD because he wants to continue living here and hopes to share his love of Saanich with his future family; however, this is proving difficult to envision.

Young people feel they have little to no hope when imagining their future here. We are losing our doctors, nurses, business entrepreneurs and tradesmen. Jordan hopes to re-engage with those who have lost faith and do not participate in our democratic system. He hopes to gain there involvement by being someone who gives it his all to face these problems and others dear to our community,

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