Voters in British Columbia vote in civic elections on Saturday, October 20, 2018. (Official city information is here.)
The Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) asked the candidates for Mayor and Council to each answer four questions of great importance to all Vancouver neighbourhoods. Here are the questions and responses.
Download PDF: CVN_2018 Vancouver election responses from candidates
To ensure there is no confusion, please note that we, the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhoods (CVN) are exactly what the name says and have existed for years, and we have absolutely no association with the political party recently created for this election, named Coalition Vancouver.
Trust: What specific actions would you take to increase the public’s trust in Vancouver’s governance?
Participation: What specific actions would you take to increase neighbourhood participation in planning changes to their own neighbourhoods?
Affordability: What specific actions would you take to increase affordability, retain the city’s most affordable housing, and reduce homelessness in Vancouver?
Liveability: What specific actions would you take to enhance liveability in Vancouver?
Candidates were strongly encouraged to:
- Be brief
- Avoid generalities
- List as bullet points the specific actions that they would commit to if elected.
Responses to date (as of 17-Oct-2018 evening) have been received from some, but not all of the candidates. Candidate responses are listed below in alphabetic order, first for Council, then for Mayor.