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Sandra Milligan

Independent for Campbell River Council

Climate Change

Active Transportation

I have five years experience advocating to City Council to implement our Master Transportation Plan that has active transportation goals

Every community on Vancouver Island has accessed Active Transportation funding from the Provincial government EXCEPT Campbell River. Even Port McNeill and Port Hardy both received $300,000 last year. We haven't because our past Council turned down our staff's attempt to bring this money to town to support active transportation.

My bike is my main mode of transportation and always has been. Bikes support mental, physical, social and environmental health.

Electric Bikes & Scooters

YES!! But hello folks. If you haven't ridden a bike in years, get some education in safe, respectful cycling. ebikes need to yield!

Energy-Efficient Buildings & Retrofits

YES!! We need incentive programs to encourage installation of solar panels, heat pumps, and use BC Energy StepCode

Flooding

Trees are infrastructure assets that provide tremendous stormwater control and reduce the impacts of large rain events. They need protection

Green Space

CR is 1 of 22 municipalities that accept CASH IN LIEU of park dedication in new developments. I oppose this sale of our parks.

Parking

We need some paid, overnight parking downtown to support tourism, day trips to Quadra and beyond.

Urban Heat

Trees provide temperature and air quality controls. They need to be included in the capital and operating budgets as city assets.

Zoning

We need a Secondary Suite bylaw, and to pursue Density bonusing to increase affordable housing. Single family homes are out of reach.

Housing & Homelessness

Affordability

We need a Secondary Suite bylaw, and to pursue Density bonusing to increase affordable housing. Single family homes are out of reach.

Co-Op Housing

Yes!! Courtenay has 3 projects in development. We can learn from their experience. Having community is good for everyone.

Indigenous-Led Housing

Yes! Each of our 3 First Nation communities have their own economic development plans. Let's work together for synergy!

Property Taxes

Our property taxes increases over the last four years have been 1% lower than other Van. Is. communities.

Unhoused People

Common vision: No one wants people living unhoused any where in town. Solution: make an action plan to house people, not move them around

Zoning

We need a Secondary Suite bylaw, and to pursue Density bonusing to increase affordable housing. Single family homes are out of reach.

Respect

Only with a common foundation of respect for all humans can we reduce civil strife and work together to care for the vulnerable

Public Spaces & Services

Green Space

CR is 1 of 22 municipalities that accept CASH IN LIEU of park dedication in new developments. I oppose this sale of our parks.

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

Sidewalks and Bike Paths add to livability of our community. Sidewalks on Cheviot, Merecroft, and safe cycling downtown are priorities.

Zoning

We need a Secondary Suite bylaw, and to pursue Density bonusing to increase affordable housing. Single family homes are out of reach.

Reconciliation & Indigenous Nations

Indigenous Languages

I took a 4 month Likwala course at NIC. I have been learning about residential schools, read dozens of books on lived experience.

Indigenous-Led Housing

Yes! Each of our 3 First Nation communities have their own economic development plans. Let's work together for synergy!

Residential Schools

The atrocities committed at residential schools cannot be overstated. We are still paying the price and need to support survivors and family

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Yes! Land repatriation is necessary.

Transit & Getting Around

Active Transportation

I have five years experience advocating to City Council to implement our Master Transportation Plan that has active transportation goals

Every community on Vancouver Island has accessed Active Transportation funding from the Provincial government EXCEPT Campbell River. Even Port McNeill and Port Hardy both received $300,000 last year. We haven't because our past Council turned down our staff's attempt to bring this money to town to support active transportation.

My bike is my main mode of transportation and always has been. Bikes support mental, physical, social and environmental health.

Electric Bikes & Scooters

YES!! But hello folks. If you haven't ridden a bike in years, get some education in safe, respectful cycling. ebikes need to yield!

Parking

We need some paid, overnight parking downtown to support tourism, day trips to Quadra and beyond.

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

Sidewalks and Bike Paths add to livability of our community. Sidewalks on Cheviot, Merecroft, and safe cycling downtown are priorities.

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Biography

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Sandra Milligan lives the motto "Vision to Action". From Greenways Land Trust, to Beaver Lodge, the Aquarium and Cycling Advocacy, Milligan's energy and dedication have left a positive mark on our community, all while raising 3 children and teaching full-time University Biology.
Sandra est née en Ontario et a grandi dans une famille anglophone dans la communauté francophone de Welland. Lorsqu’elle a eu dix ans, Sandra a demandé à ses parents si elle pouvait fréquenter l'école francophone.

As a university educator, Milligan explores the newest, smartest innovations and ideas, to stimulate her students to want to solve our current challenges. Milligan is an optimist. She has a vision of the future with better social justice, where all humans are respected, and cultural differences are celebrated. A future where our energy and food systems are more locally resourced, where all organisms are valued, because we've realized we can't live without them.

Milligan has implemented her "Vision to Action" slogan many times; she has a vision, develops the action plan, and builds effective, respectful teams that focus on common purpose.

Please click the link on the top right pour lire en francais.

Là-bas, elle a appris l'histoire des voyageurs, des communautés Métis, de la Guerre de Sept Ans, et a appris à voir les évènements nationaux du point de vue des communautés francophones. Ses enfants ont été éduqués dans le système d’immersion française à Ottawa et ici à Campbell River. Sandra et sa famille ne parlent pas assez le français a la maison, mais apprécient le fait qu’ils sont capables, et que la francophonie est célébrée à Campbell River.

Reason for running

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I want to be making decisions with positive impacts on our City. I want to engage social services providers to use the best solutions to house people. I want to use effective tools to increase affordable housing diversity. I want to implement innovation to support our economy.

These are some of the actions I want to take on City Council. All decisions should use the best available evidence, and use and respect city staff expertise.

Affordable Housing: There is none in Campbell River, but there can be.

  • Implement a secondary suite bylaw, like most municipalities in BC already have in place
  • Create a bylaw to allow tiny homes and carriage houses
  • Allow density bonusing, where developers are allowed to add more units at below market costs
  • Support Habitat for Humanity and similar models
  • Support BC Housing's subsidized rental units
  • Facilitate Co-op housing; Courtenay has three projects in development.

Homelessness - everyone needs a home.

Climate Change

  • Develop our local resources to reduce our impact on the planet, including:
  • Support innovative use of wood in building (support forest industry)
  • Develop our tidal power - Discovery Passage has 6 of the top 50 tidal sources in Canada
  • Develop bylaws to incentive use of solar panels, heat pumps
  • Recruit and support innovative businesses like Cubic Farms, which greatly improves efficiency of food production https://cubicfarms.com/farming-for-the-future/farmer-partners/
  • Support local businesses to find their Circular Economy and reduce their costs: reuse materials that are waste of another, like Susgrainable, using spent brewery grains to make baked goods https://susgrainable.com/

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