I believe in is a common-sense approach that puts residents first. I also believe that the changes we make today and the developments we approve tomorrow must maintain or improve our current residents’ quality of life. I will work with the mayor, my fellow councillors and members of staff in a collaborative, thoughtful and respectful manner to create fiscal policies and development strategies that will guide West Vancouver into the future.
As your councillor, I will take a fiscally responsible approach to spending, to ensure that we are achieving the best value for your tax dollars. I will advocate to protect our natural environment for future generations’ enjoyment, by ensuring that there is no future building on our waterfront or above the 1200 foot mark. I will ensure that neighbourhood character throughout West Vancouver is respected and strengthened as we add a diversity of housing to attract young families to our community and to allow seniors to downsize and age in place. I will support Local Area Plans that reflect the existing seaside character of our community, that address the expectations of our citizens and that seek to revitalize and energize our business districts. I will support Arts and Culture strategies which satisfy the community’s needs and which are financially viable.I will work collaboratively with North Vancouver and First Nations Councils to address our mutual problematic traffic and infrastructure issues.
I have listened and I have learned, resident’s needs and interests must always come first.