RUNNING WITH ELEVATE LANGLEY
Commercial appraiser, age 31
Campbell Valley resident who’s lived in Langley 2 years
I am a 31-year-old commercial appraiser living in Langley.
I recently married Monica, and we live with my grandparents, helping to care of my grandfather, who has dementia.
With my insight into challenges seniors are facing, I want to find ways to expand local support programs and facilities.
I am also passionate about affordable housing and a proactive approach to the issue of homelessness.
During my career, I have often taken time to advocate for my clients when they are having difficulties with the Township and have learned a lot about the inefficiencies that have led to higher housing prices.
I value the diverse recreational and cultural offerings, from sports to music, to hiking to riding, and want to help enhance these activities.
Have you held office in past? If so, please specify: No.
(These answers are presented as the candidates submitted them)
1. Should the Township set targets for the creation of more low-income and seniors rental spaces, social housing units, and/or co-op development to improve home security?
2. Should the Township create a performing arts venue within the next council term?
3. Does the Langley Township fire department need to be expanded in terms of crews, equipment, and/or halls?
4. Should property tax increases be restricted to the rate of inflation or lower?
5. Should the Township encourage greater housing density in new and existing neighbourhoods?
We are a community of communities. One size does not fit all. Community plans must be honoured and any zoning must go through the proper process.
6. Should the Township do more to build and upgrade roads, sidewalks, and bike paths in fast-growing areas?
7. Is the Township’s population growing too fast?
8. Should the Township consider switching to a municipal police force, instead of using the RCMP?
9. Does the Township have enough parks and public spaces to meet the needs of its growing population?
10. Should the Township commit to making a decision on proposed new developments within 12 months or less?
How the questions were presented to each candidate
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