Glen is running to provide a viable winning choice to provide you a strong Council member with independent thought, an eye for detail, and who will demand accountability from the City. Glen has been unrelenting in his push for honesty, integrity and transparency from the City of Vancouver and will continue pushing from Council for a strong ethical foundation that benefits you and your community.
There is a reason why Vancouver City Hall is broken. The elite are in charge. Some of the Mayor’s most unwanted plans have been approved, while scant details were ever disclosed by staff. Things must change. Council must demand better information from staff before voting. Decisions must be more carefully considered. The public must be truly consulted and involved.
Can Vancouver be Repaired?
It won’t be easy but with the right people it can be done.
What Must Be Done
Locals must be put in charge of the decisions affecting us all, and professional lobbyists must be stopped from pulling the strings. Only then can the secrecy and conflicts cease at City Hall. The must focus on reducing bloated expenditures and other losses, which will lead to a better run City for you. The city will finally place the housing needs of locals, before encouraging safety deposit boxes in the sky. The city will engage in proper neighbourhood consultation (residents & businesses) for new development or infrastructure, not just notify residents after a decision has been made. Personally, I promise to do everything in the City’s legal power, to keep the viaducts in place, and ensure that park obligations in the surrounding False Creek area, are immediately enforced. I promise you that the City Communications Department (about 50 staff now), would be faced with significant budget cutbacks without the public suffering any meaningful loss of.…”communication”. Best interests of all residents and businesses must come first. The pressing questions of this City will finally be dealt with. Questions like, “would residents support a reopening of Point Grey Road to all commuters?”, “What can the city do to help the most vulnerable?”, “What can we do to help locals not only afford to continue living here, but thrive here?”, “Why does it take so long to get a permit and what can we do to speed up the process?”. There are so many issues, but the residents have the answers. It will be my job to listen.
I am running to provide a viable winning choice that offers independent thought, a keen eye, while ensuring accountability from the City of Vancouver. In 2012 I woke up to see the harm being done to Vancouver by the City itself. At first it was hard to know why bad decisions were being made but I have learned much in the past five years. Since then I have linked with and helped grow a network of researchers and supporters while exposing many of the schemes that have been negatively affecting the City. I have been unrelenting in my push for honesty, integrity and transparency from the City of Vancouver and intend to continue pushing from Council for a strong ethical foundation that benefits you, your family and community.