Anna Boltenko

I envision a city that is a climate action champion, where everyone can afford to live, where various housing and transportation options are available, where local government is
accessible and representative.

Climate Change

Active Transportation

Redesign residential streets so that vehicles are treated as guests and move at a slower speed, giving streets back to their residents.
Re-allocate road space to walking, cycling, and public use, making our communities safer, and helping people to build social connections.

Energy-Efficient Buildings & Retrofits

Support Passive Housing development

Green Space

Ask Council to amend the Tree Bylaw to include single-family and duplex zones.
Support local organizations whose members are working to protect and restore nature.
Work with their members and others to develop a comprehensive Nature Conservation Plan.

Policy Development

Support the work to finish Climate and Environment Strategy that includes a pathway to zero emissions by 2050.
Immideately Declare a Climate Emergency. Commit to an immediate mobilization effort to restore climate stability.
Create a Climate Accountability Dashboard, to track and show results.
Develop a Circular Economy - Zero Waste Strategy, including plans for a material's transition, to match the energy transition.
Propose that council joins West Coast Environmental Law's campaign to Sue Big Oil.

Housing & Homelessness

Affordability

Declare an affordable housing emergency.
Define "affordable rental housing" as housing that costs 30% or less of your area's monthly median household pre-tax income.

Co-Op Housing

Support Co-Op housing development and protect existing ones.

Human Rights

Physical Accessibility

Support a variety of lifestyle choices, providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to live and work close to one another.

Local Government & Democracy

Public Engagement

Revamp public consultations. Incorporate processes we had in the 90s where residents were able to vote on options for their neighborhoods.

Youth Engagement

Provide better access to Council, establish regular meetings with residents for Mayor and Councilors (besides official Council meetings).

Public Spaces & Services

Green Space

Ask Council to amend the Tree Bylaw to include single-family and duplex zones.
Support local organizations whose members are working to protect and restore nature.
Work with their members and others to develop a comprehensive Nature Conservation Plan.

Transit & Getting Around

Active Transportation

Redesign residential streets so that vehicles are treated as guests and move at a slower speed, giving streets back to their residents.
Re-allocate road space to walking, cycling, and public use, making our communities safer, and helping people to build social connections.

Misc. topics

Biography

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Anna graduated from the Royal Roads University with a Master's Degree in Municipal Management and Environmental Studies, is an advocate and policy developer for straightening local food systems, is a member of the City committee, and is a long-term volunteer in the community.

Anna will apply her deep understanding of sustainable community development to become a champion of collaboration for North Vancouver city residents who have lost trust and connection to their current local government. Residents are rightfully concerned about unaffordable housing, overcrowded transit services, congested traffic, and overwhelming development in their neighborhoods.

At the core of her belief is the principle that the city should be a resilient community that is created together and thrive and is not just a "place where we live". Anna will stand up for the residents to recover from the pandemic and improve their quality of life and social inclusiveness.

Reason for running

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I'm running because I dare to take action on climate change, build a more equitable, inclusive, and resilient society, and recover socially and economically from Covid-19. That's where I see myself bringing a lot of value to the City of North Vancouver and its residents.

Right now, the City needs leaders like myself who can bring a fresh perspective to City Hall with the education, skills, knowledge, and experience required to be effective on day one. With so many plans, strategies, and reports already on the table or in the process (like Community Wellbeing Strategy, and Climate and Environment Strategy), the next four years are going to be about implementation, execution, and follow-through.

I believe that "better" can be achieved. Despite many challenges that we face, there is hope in our city: we have vibrant communities that throw themselves into fostering love and well-being. We have beautiful parks and a shipyards district for all to enjoy. We have businesses that feed our families, nourish our economy and make us feel better, heal us, and help us. We have innovative and talented people who are building our future. And I have plans to nurture the best of what North Vancouver has to offer, so together we can create a strong, thriving, and resilient City. You will not find someone who is more ready or willing to do the hard and necessary work to collaboratively empower our citizens, build trust, and foster a strong sense of accountability.

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