The North Vancouver municipal election is around the corner and there are plenty of candidates to choose from. The polls open for the last time on Saturday, October 20.
Trying to narrow down who to vote for can be difficult, especially if you’re in the millennial age bracket.
With the help of the Forum for Millennial Leadership (FML), Daily Hive has worked to create a list of candidates under 40 running in the City of North Vancouver municipal race.
“Anna will apply her deep understanding of sustainable community development to become a champion of collaboration for North Vancouver city residents who have lost trust in their current local government. Residents are rightfully concerned about unaffordable housing, overcrowded transit services, congested traffic and overwhelming development in their neighbourhoods.”
“The past few years has seen change in our city—a revitalized Lonsdale, new parks, the green necklace and Spirit Trail, more housing choices for young families and seniors, and improvements to transit service.”
“We also face new challenges—the inter-related issues of escalating rents and home prices and increasingly congested arterial roads and bridges. I am happy to see the positive changes and I want to be part of securing our city’s future liveability – through high-quality amenities, affordability and housing choice, sustainable transportation planning, and vibrant cultural contributions from our diverse community members.”
“Nearly a third of the City’s population is under the age of thirty, and more than half is female. I am running for City council because I want to do my part to ensure that these two historically underrepresented groups have a seat at the table as we choose our future.”
“Mack is a young professional and an outspoken advocate for housing affordability, transportation solutions, and civic engagement. As a renter and someone who grew up in North Vancouver, he is deeply concerned that people are being driven out of our community due to the high cost of living and the inability to find housing.”
“I have always been a part of this City, and it is the right choice to run for City Council and give back to the community I love. My goal is to listen, learn, and help in any way possible.”
“Tony is running for Council to bring community-based, future-focused ideas for a more livable City. He will work to improve the quality of life for all citizens. This means creating viable transportation and housing options to address gridlock and housing affordability. It also means increasing public space, in particular green space to balance ongoing urban development. Tony will also revitalize the 2008 Economic Development plan to encourage employment in the City.”