These are some of the issues that I believe need to be addressed by the City Council:
Transportation – Bicycle lanes should not interfere with buses, vehicles or pedestrians. We all need to share the roads. The current designs on Pandora Ave and Fort St need changes.
Homeless – It cost the city $3 million to remediate the tent city site on Quadra Street, money that could have been targeted at the root of the problem, chronic poverty and homelessness. We need laws to prevent a recurrence of that disaster, but we also need programs aimed at giving our less fortunate residents a chance to break the cycle and become contributing members of the city.
Taxes – There are 86,000 residents of Victoria, plus 6,200 businesses in the City – their voices need to be heard. Politicians should represent all of them, not just specific groups.