Mary Wagner

Climate Change

Active Transportation

Mary Wagner's policy

We need a well thought out Transportation Plan that emphasizes active transportation and particularly safe routes to school.

Energy-Efficient Buildings & Retrofits

Mary Wagner's policy

Update the Development Permit process and Design Guidelines to promote higher energy-efficiency standards; explore grant opportunities

Green Space

Mary Wagner's policy

Expand public open spaces for free play, preserve natural spaces, expand trail and biking networks, dog parks; improve accessibility

Housing & Homelessness

Affordability

Mary Wagner's policy

Form partnerships with non-profit housing groups to increase below market housing options

Indigenous-Led Housing

Mary Wagner's policy

Increase partnerships with local Indigenous housing groups and include Indigenous leaders in planning discussions.

Rent

Mary Wagner's policy

increase purpose-built rentals, regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb, and partner with non-profit housing providers.

Human Rights

Physical Accessibility

Mary Wagner's policy

Everyone needs to get around. Finding ways for all ages and abilities to move through a pedestrian, bike and rolling network is a priority.

Local Government & Democracy

Budgeting

Mary Wagner's policy

Bring transparency to Langford finances and shift the focus of spending to public amenities for the community.

Public Engagement

Mary Wagner's policy

Increase public engagement with open houses, surveys and meetings of the Committee of the Whole; improve city website for community focus

Mental Health, Drugs, & Addiction

Mental Health Crisis Response

Mary Wagner's policy

I support programs for the inclusion of mental health workers as first responders.

Public Safety & Policing

Police Funding

Mary Wagner's policy

have mental health supports for police who have experienced traumatic situations so they can stay healthy and serve the public well

Public Spaces & Services

Fitness & Sports Facilities

Mary Wagner's policy

support a publicly owned recreation centre in Langford

Green Space

Mary Wagner's policy

Expand public open spaces for free play, preserve natural spaces, expand trail and biking networks, dog parks; improve accessibility

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

Mary Wagner's policy

We need more of these!

Arts and Culture

Mary Wagner's policy

support publicly owned community centre with space for youth, seniors and the arts; offer start-up grant program for community initiatives

Reconciliation & Indigenous Nations

Indigenous-Led Housing

Mary Wagner's policy

Increase partnerships with local Indigenous housing groups and include Indigenous leaders in planning discussions.

Transit & Getting Around

Active Transportation

Mary Wagner's policy

We need a well thought out Transportation Plan that emphasizes active transportation and particularly safe routes to school.

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

Mary Wagner's policy

We need more of these!

Misc. topics



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Biography

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I was lucky enough to have been born and raised in Langford, and have lived here most of my life. I attended Savory Elementary and then Spencer Jr. High. I went on to study at the University of Victoria where I earned my PhD in Biochemistry.

I have always loved learning and was a keen student. I also enjoyed performing arts, sports and student leadership activities both at school and in the community, and sought out opportunities for community service.

For the past 15 years, I have been teaching biology classes at UVic while raising my family in the heart of Langford. Currently, I am involved in several community groups including Friends of Millstream Watershed, 100 Women Who Care Westshore, and the Westshore Chamber of Commerce. I am passionate about family, nature and community!

Reason for running

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I am running for Langford council because I really love this place and the people here. Langford is changing fast! Together we can work for balance and quality of life for current and future residents. My priorities on council include sustainable growth, the environment and greenspace, making sure decisions are based on community engagement, and building safe and healthy communities.

Authorized by Mary Wagner, info@mary4langford.ca

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