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"This municipal election is about more than pro or against, it's about what can be done, action and new leadership.  As our campaign continues I will release my positions on issues and I will answer your questions directly.  If you believe a position needs further comment, let me know"


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  • Aaron Hawkes
    commented 2020-12-13 18:03:11 -0800
    How anyone can think amalgamation is a good idea baffles me. It was a total disaster in Toronto. No benefit and it let a demagogue take power over the entire city at one point. Do you want Lisa Help in charge of The Whole Victoria? Because amalgamation will lead to that. Calgary would be much better off if fragmented.
  • Adam Donigiewicz
    commented 2020-12-13 16:34:56 -0800
    I am glad you got into city council and I hope you will push the council to get rid of tent cities in our city parks taxpayers don’t need to see this happening also the Police need to be properly funded
  • Kim Sheppard
    commented 2020-12-12 21:58:32 -0800
    I am doing the happiest of happy dances right now! Congratulations Stephen! You will be a very important addition to the council and a voice to the majority of residents, business operators and property owners and renters in Victoria. Lets get this City back on track as one of the most safe, viable, beautiful and coveted places to live and visit on the globe! Yup Im still dancing!
  • Travis Doucette
    commented 2020-11-26 22:07:16 -0800
    Dear Stephen Andrew -

    I saw your comment about the Burnside/Gorge recent crimes starting to pick up, primarily the vandalism of vehicles along Washington street as of recently.
    As much as you say we need to crack down on this and a lot of name-dropping comes about, do you have an actual solution to deter more of this from happening? Will this mean more of our neighborhood being policed? Or…. What? Cause so far it’s just a lot of blame being thrown around without much other reason than just “Our Leaders” this, and “Our Leaders” that. If you are elected, that means you’re one of them and doesn’t make you exempt from that very same blame you’re throwing around.

    So please, tell me, what is your actual process, action by action, you plan to do about this recent development in crime and insecurity in the Burnside/Gorge area?..
  • Candidate Stephen Andrew
    commented 2020-11-24 23:54:57 -0800
    Paul Dwyer —
    The reality is that not enough housing is being built to meet demand, which is driving the price of available housing up. We need more varied housing, not just single-family homes, or condos. We need to address the missing middle of our market which are attached homes, small-plexes, townhomes, and stacked townhomes. We need to densify transportation corridors and create incentives to build housing that is affordable by ensuring an affordable component in developments and explore alternative housing structures, such as co ops and non-market or partial market builds. We can moderate price pressures by adding to inventory, as we’re seeing in the rental market now as there is a slight oversupply of rental housing coming online.
    Definitely there needs to be a full range of housing – with a focus on equity.
    Stephen Andrew
  • Stephen Andrew Campaign
    commented 2020-11-24 07:22:55 -0800
    RL. The Crystal Pool has been a fiasco. I am not impressed with the process and I want a full briefing before making major comments.

    It’s $2million wasted.

    I want to see a solution that works for everyone. The North Park Neighbourhood is in need is community servies and the city needs a new pool.

    I would hope to be able to work with council snd the community to achieve that.

    Thank you for the question.


  • Stephen Andrew Campaign
    commented 2020-11-24 07:18:02 -0800
    Robert Clemenhage – Thank you. I agree with your comment. We are meeting with business to find out what IT needs.

    As council we need to listen more and learn how we can help by accepting valuable counsel from our business community.

  • Stephen Andrew Campaign
    commented 2020-11-24 07:04:55 -0800
    Mark Carlow, Thank you for your comment.

    I feel our seniors do get left behind and I hear if frequently from voters. Your comment is not in isolation.

    I disagree with the restrictions placed on access in Beacon Hill Park – the process was flawed and unnecessary. The city should apologize for that.

    I won’t forget you. We will have regular discussions and I will make time to hear your concerns.

    Thank you for your support.

  • @Stephen_Andrew tweeted this page. 2020-11-19 00:09:04 -0800
    Stephen Andrew positions on parking, business, social programs, arts funding and other key topics in the coming December 12th election.
  • Mark Carlow
    commented 2020-11-18 15:35:01 -0800
    As a senior, born in Victoria and long time tax payer, I feel we are being discriminated against because we don’t ride bikes, we may have mobility problems or sometimes we just like to take rides in our car. Lisa Helps and her merry followers have basically locked us out of driving through Beacon Hill Park and driving up to the Lookout…one of our favourite places to go to enjoy our coffee and read the newspaper. I fear the same will be true about Clover Point once the construction is over. We will be voting for you…I hope YOU will not forget us.
  • Robert Clemenhagen
    commented 2020-11-13 08:36:29 -0800
    Excellent so far not filled with unobtainable social goals for a city with a limited tax base trying to deal with a regional set of problems. Must support business for jobs outside the public sector.
  • R L
    commented 2020-11-06 16:35:06 -0800
    Can you post a position and some details on the long delayed, and extremely costly delays to rebuilding Crystal Pool? Thanks
  • Paul Dwyer
    commented 2020-11-06 07:42:10 -0800
    There are no details for “Affordable Housing” nor “Encourage Development.” Do you support the current strategic plan focus on “equity,” that is, equality of outcomes, not just equality of opportunity?