Haven Lurbiecki

Independent for Port Moody Council
Putting Community First

Our community is more than just housing. Our community includes parks, trails and local jobs. In fact there are so many considerations. Transportation. City services. The environment. Arts and entertainment. Each of these contribute to a high quality of life for residents.

Ensuring Port Moody remains such a desirable place to live into the future will require careful planning. As a small city we need to focus on the right type of growth but not overdevelop.

Port Moody’s next city council has to take a responsible approach to growth while building housing types we actually need. We have focused for too long on luxury condos.

We also need to prioritize the things that have been left behind that are critical to quality of life in our city such as parkland expansion and enhancement, and building a vibrant local economy.

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Biography

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I care about Port Moody and as a long-time resident I have been a strong voice for the needs of our community on issues such as housing and affordability, parks expansion, and whole-of-community planning:

*Member of the Port Moody Land Use Committee since 2021 where I have experience providing early feedback on development proposals representing a vision for responsible land use planning in our city.

*Served on the Port Moody Parks and Recreation Commission since 2018 where I was lead author on two key reports endorsed by council serving to (1) guide Port Moody’s planning for parkland acquisition and (2) building a more dog friendly community.

*Active in following municipal discussions and championing issues to city council.

I work as a Senior Policy Analyst at the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and hold a Master's Degree in Resource and Environmental Management as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Reason for running

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Our next council will make decisions shaping Port Moody for generations to come. Development approved over the last few years alone will bring Port Moody's population close to 50,000 residents - the maximum growth level we had set for 2041. With another 24 high-end condo towers being proposed near Rocky Point Park we are now at risk of over-development - growing too big and building the wrong type of housing for our community. Through my local advocacy and work on city committees I have championed responsible growth instead of over development, a focus on affordability for families and seniors, parks expansion including significant expansion of Rocky Point Park, and rebuilding our local economy. I am running to continue advocating for the needs of our residents as a member of council.

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