City of North Vancouver 2041?
MAYORAL DEBATE: Centennial Theatre
and Council Candidate meet and greet:
The Mayoral Debate October 26 was very well supported, thank you to everyone for participating and providing questions for the second part of the afternoon. The questions will be posted later this week, and we’ll attempt to have responses for them which will also be posted… stay tuned!
HOSTED BY North Van City Voices, Cloverley Residents Assn; Courthouse Area Residents Assn; and others
NORTH SHORE NEWS CANDIDATE PROFILES:
DO YOU KNOW:
THAT 78.8% OF REGISTERED VOTERS DID NOT VOTE IN 2011 IN THE CNV?
(AND IN 2008 THE PERCENTAGE WAS 82.4%)
ALL CANDIDATES MEETINGS ANNOUNCED TO DATE: (everyone is welcome)
NOVEMBER 04; 11.30 – 1 PM CAPILANO UNIVERSITY
NOVEMBER 05: 7-9.30PM RIDGEWAY SCHOOL Hosted by Grand Blvd Ridgeway Residents Assn
LISTING ON CITY WEBSITE: http://www.cnv.org/Your-Government/Election/All-Candidates-Meetings
The top category lately for views on this website has been “Election”. Nomination period is from September 30 – October 10.
We are planning to run a list of candidates with a brief introduction of each, their website, and an answer to the question: ‘Will you accept donations from developers and/or unions?” We’ll publish the answers we receive under no, yes or no response. Which should make it clear whether new candidates will follow the motion passed by Council in November 2013:
QUESTION: WILL YOU ACCEPT DONATIONS FROM DEVELOPERS AND/OR UNIONS?
NO YES NO RESPONSE
KERRY MORRIS X
DARRELL MUSSATTO X
GEORGE PRINGLE X X
HOLLY BACK: X
BILL BELL X
DON BELL X
DOROTHY BELL X
PAM BOOKHAM X
LINDA BUCHANAN X
MATT CLARK X
ROD CLARK X
VIA FEARNLEY * X X
JOHN HARVEY X
JOE HEILMAN X
DAVE JANIS X
CRAIG KEATING X
IANI MAKRIS X
KATHY MCGRENERA X
AMANDA NICHOL X
TONY VALENTE X
*Via Fearnley – no to developers $, yes to her union $
New candidates are welcome to contact us (email@example.com), please answer our question in your communication with us. We encourage debate on important issues in the City and strive to help residents stay informed. Candidates are welcome to submit links to their election materials. We offer you up to 4 sentences which we’ll post together with the link to your election materials.
LIST OF CANDIDATES; http://www.cnv.org/Your-Government/Election/2014-List-of-Candidates
KERRY MORRIS: http://kerrymorris.ca/
BILL BELL: www.electbell.com/;
Bill Bell is a hometown boy, brought up here in North Vancouver City, schooled at St Edmunds, Ridgeway, Sutherland, North Vancouver Senior Secondary and Capilano College, now Capilano University. He has worked tirelessly for the City and is known to take on tough fights for the people of our community. He has fought over density and high rise (above the OCP) development both as a former City Councillor and as a writer for the North Shore News. He strongly believes that traffic is an issue that must be dealt with, not just as a traffic engineering problem, but as a comprehensive community issue that takes into account, safety, pollution, seniors, livability and other social issues.
DOROTHY BELL: http://www.electbell.com/
I am a former school trustee, and I am running as an independent progressive council candidate for the City I call home. I am a strong urban environmentalist and was instrumental in bringing many recycling and hazardous waste programs to BC as the Executive Director of the Recycling Council or as the Hazardous Waste Reduction Commissioner of the province.
North Vancouver requires strong ethical leadership with councilors that value history, the environment and community while planning and developing economically sound plans for the future. I do not take developer donations as I believe that practice is unethical and undermines the confidence of the community has for unbiased decisions council must make.
MATT CLARK; http://www.votemattclark.com/
I was born and raised on the North Shore, now I am fortunate to be raising my family in North Vancouver. Among other campaign commitments (which can be found on my website, votemattclark.com), I am first and foremost, committed to ensure we leave a sustainable legacy for our future generations. Future growth should be metered, building ‘Too much too fast’ could leave future generations with major traffic, infrastructure and unintended social issues. I intend to LISTEN to your input and make decisions based on what YOU feel is best for the community, not what is best for special interest groups.
VIA FEARNLEY; www.viafearnley.ca
- Via Fearnley is a hardworking mother, Registered Nurse , business woman who has lived in North Vancouver for over 28 years.
- As a nurse, I know that building a healthy community is the most important job of a city Councillor.
- The pace of development is negatively impacting our quality of life and we need to slow the pace of development in the city.
- As your Councillor, I will listen to and engage with you, our residents and respect your views.
JOE HEILMAN: www.joeheilman.ca
TONY VALENTE; www.tonyvalente.ca
Through my involvement in the North Van Urban Forum and multiple municipal committees, I have worked – and continue to work – to advance the cause of citizen engagement. We all have a voice which deserves to be heard and respected. Now more than ever, our City requires representatives who respect, listen to, and act on the concerns of our community. As a Councillor I can offer the City years of project and risk management experience that is sorely needed for Council to make cost-effective and planned decisions on significant new investments to renew our infrastructure now and in the future.
We are also running a series of articles written for the 2008 election by Andrea Lebowitz, a much missed community member, under “Election”.
Note to new candidates: You may be interested in responding to this post: http://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/so-you-want-to-run-for-council/
Council expenses now posted for 2nd quarter 2014:
How is your group going to deal with this issue? Can you have any influence on the decision? What do you need in order for it to be voted down?.This was our reply:.On how our group will deal with these issues – we’ll do what we have on previous similar proposals – show up at all the open houses and public hearings and provide detailed rebuttals. We’ll support the things that we think are good for the community and oppose the things that are not. If we feel height or floor space bonuses are being given to developers too cheaply, we’ll point that out and demand a better deal for the city. We’ll remind council about the overriding issues we have addressed consistently till now – traffic, community services falling behind, overpopulation, the glut of high-rise condos, etc.
On influencing the decision – we have had some success here and there, getting the city to slow down some of the development growth. We support candidates not funded by developers and unions..