"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"
INCREASE PUBLIC SAFETY: From our children to our elderly citizens, from residents to tourists, we must have a city that is safe, clean and welcoming in all parts of the city.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING: I support smart urban planning that brings more rental housing and fills the “missing middle” faster and more efficiently to make housing more affordable and more attainable. Non-profit projects should be brought to the front of the line.
ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH: Addiction and mental health issues are bigger than our city can handle alone. We must secure funding, resources and cooperation from the provincial and federal governments to address the social issues we face.
POLICE I support a fully funded police service with more officers on patrol to enhance community safety.
SUPPORT CHILDCARE EXPANSION: I will work quickly and collaboratively with fellow councillors to leverage provincial support to introduce new childcare spaces in Victoria.
BUSINESS: Controlling commercial property taxes and a clean and safe city will help grow local business.
TOURISM: I support tourism and oppose actions that limit this important economic driver for Victoria.
BIKES AND CARS: We must move away from bikes vs. cars. Let’s get more cyclists in bike lanes by providing theft deterrent bike locker parking throughout downtown. Let’s fix the roads so they’re better for both bikes and cars.
PARKING DOWNTOWN: We need to make parking convenient and safe in downtown Victoria to encourage more people to visit the core and support businesses.
AMALGAMATION: I support Amalgamation. While I do not believe amalgamation will reap major savings, I see the potential for the better delivery of services across the region.
SUPPORT FOR THE ARTS As a long time supporter of the arts community, I will be a strong supportive voice for the thriving hub of creativity in Victoria. The arts provide tremendous economic impact for businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and tourism. I will work with fellow councillors across Greater Victoria to advance a plan to create a stronger arts community.