Priorities and Accomplishments

I can be trusted to lead with integrity and common sense. I listen, bring people together and focus on getting results. I work directly with residents and businesses who reach out to me looking for help. I will continue to focus on cutting red tape and transforming city services so residents and businesses can thrive and make Vancouver home.

I represent the diverse interests of Vancouverites on critical issues like housing and homelessness, affordability, safe and inclusive neighbourhoods, public spaces, core services and resilient infrastructure.

I am committed to fostering a culture of service excellence at city hall where we put serving people and outcomes first.

Enabling Housing Options and Improving Affordability

  • Pushed for missing middle housing to add gentle density to our neighbourhoods so families can stay in Vancouver and newcomers can make Vancouver home.
  • Led transformation of the permit system to expedite permits to build and renovate homes. 
  • Secured support for expanded youth housing options so that young people who age out of ministry care transition into secure and affordable housing. 
  • Approved a range of housing options and policies from affordable home ownership and rental to non-market and co-op housing.
  • Built on my experience serving in the non-profit housing sector to advocate for co-op housing lease renewals, security for residents of False Creek South, reducing red tape to ease pressure on our housing system, a faster laneway home permit process, and more. 

Standing for Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability

  • Supported efforts to create a independent Auditor General, and was part of the selection committee to choose Vancouver’s first Auditor General to increase transparency, accountability and efficiency in the City’s programs and services. 
  • Pushed for increased planning and transparency around the annual budget process.
  • Consistently opposed exorbitant property tax increases that do not prioritize core services.
  • Brought forward measures to improve accountability and transparency of Council.

Supporting Small Business and the Local Economy

  • Approved a 3 year tax shift from commercial to residential properties to support small businesses.
  • Transformed the permit and license system to expedite both permits and business licenses.
  • Advocated for split assessment to address the ongoing pressure of highest and best development on small businesses.
  • Supported policy to enable walkable neighbourhoods including retail space in new buildings, activation of public spaces, pop-up kitchens and retail, outdoor patios and BIAs.
  • Advocated for a Night Economy strategy.

Amplifying Safe and Inclusive Neighbourhoods

  • Consistently supported front line public safety including police, fire and Vancouver Emergency Management Services to ensure we have safe and inclusive neighborhoods.
  • Pushed for safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists through a public facing portal for street improvements like pedestrian crossings and a more efficient reporting system for light outages.
  • Approved new park acquisitions and investments, more outdoor eating and entertainment spaces, and more pedestrian-friendly streets.
  • Collaborated to address proliferation of graffiti by awarding grants to BIAs and calling for a new enforcement system.
  • Led the charge for a new PNE amphitheater that will create jobs and a wide range of fun festivals and events when it opens in 2026.  

Prioritizing Reliable Services and Resilient Infrastructure

  • Pushed for improved city services in the areas of permit and license applications, resident queries and navigation for services.
  • Supported climate mitigation measures including green buildings policy, natural climate solutions, regional solutions to congestion, accelerated sewer separation, shifts to more renewable energy resources, and local EV infrastructure.
  • Supported and advocated for increased investment in pedestrian and cycling infrastructure including maintenance of sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, lighting, and bridge upgrades like the Granville Street bridge.
  • Consistently supported city services such as increased street cleaning and graffiti removal.
  • Supported public transit expansion, including the Broadway Line to UBC.