We need solutions to housing now. Homes for seniors and people who work, not more million dollar condos. The solution is nano-housing. I recommend dense housing close to the downtown cores amenities and employment opportunities. Ultra space saving units with beautiful common spaces like gardens, theaters, cafes and gyms. The key is fitting several units into the same space as a traditional one bedroom.
We want our city back. Introduce the presence of more police and social workers downtown. We need to make our city less inviting to the criminal element. Implementing a bad renters list to make it hard for unwanted to stick around. Put the resources into the people we think we can help and encourage those who aren't ready to change to go somewhere else.
Ready and able to make room in my life for the commitment ahead of me. With my loving family, I've both the support and drive to make Victoria a safer and cleaner place to live.
Having two small children of my own, the worry of finding needles in parks has long been an issue for me. No accountabilty lays way for carelessness. I've got a plan to change this.
Landlords want to make more money. Pet owners are willing to pay more to have a place to live with their fur family. Let's have the city help landlords start changing their buildings to be pet friendly. Let's give people what they want and need.
Let's be creative and find more parking downtown. We need to invite people back to the core!
Too many poor financial decisions during the past four years. We need to tighten the purse straps and prioritize our spending to our needs and not our wants.
Imagine... walking through a beautiful city park and coming across an apple tree, with a sign "please eat one". Imagine if one day we had a planet wide food shortage but you could still find an apple in the park.
We need to explore future tourism needs. Many are trying to put an end to our horse carriage tours, and the Orcas will need time to try to rebuild their pods. Why not a Ferris wheel?!
This would accomplish two things, police presence and a positive and iconic symbol of safety for locals and visitors alike.
Mandatory solar panels, green spaces or recreation areas on new larger building projects.
Everybody agrees they are an eye sore and bad for the environment. Turf these political relics.
It's not pretty, and no mayor wants their legacy to be fixing pipes, but the dirty jobs need to get done.
Pretty sure this is happening one way or the other. Good for tourism. Good for a very large portion of our residents.
I'm not going to lie, this has been a dream of mine for years now. This will be my pet project and a great way to celebrate our new council.