Issues

Small and Local Business Prosperity

Over 90% of the businesses in our community are small or micro businesses (49 employees or less). This means any business policies must have a focus on the development of these businesses and we need someone on city council who will put small businesses first! I will fight against tax increases on small businesses. I will work towards reducing taxes on start ups in order to increase the number of living wage jobs.


(1) I will vote no on any Business and Occupation tax that comes before me.

(2) I will vote no on any law that comes before me that raises the current $80 per FTE employee on any business that is classified as a small business

(3) I will vote no on increasing the business license fee on any business that is classified as a small business. 

Small and Local Business Prosperity

Over 90% of the businesses in our community are small or micro businesses (49 employees or less). This means any business policies must have a focus on the development of these businesses and we need someone on city council who will put small businesses first! I will fight against tax increases on small businesses. I will work towards reducing taxes on start ups in order to increase the number of living wage jobs.


(1) I will vote no on any Business and Occupation tax that comes before me.

(2) I will vote no on any law that comes before me that raises the current $80 per FTE employee on any business that is classified as a small business

(3) I will vote no on increasing the business license fee on any business that is classified as a small business. 

Infrastructure

In order to increase small business activity and create living wage jobs, it is vital we invest in infrastructure that is tied to economic development.  

I will also fight to put a moratorium on the city annexing unincorporated parts of Vancouver until we bring our infrastructure development and transportation capacity up to a level that the voters of Vancouver are satisfied with. 

I would fight for investments throughout both East and West Vancouver, but would especially focus on... 

(1) Reducing freight traffic on Fourth Plain 

(2) I-205/Mill Plain corridor 

(3) Reducing Congestion on Andresen, 136th and 164th Avenues, Main Street, and SR-500.


I will support a bridge that you the voters support; with a fiscal and ethical implementation process!   

Infrastructure

In order to increase small business activity and create living wage jobs, it is vital we invest in infrastructure that is tied to economic development.  

I will also fight to put a moratorium on the city annexing unincorporated parts of Vancouver until we bring our infrastructure development and transportation capacity up to a level that the voters of Vancouver are satisfied with. 

I would fight for investments throughout both East and West Vancouver, but would especially focus on... 

(1) Reducing freight traffic on Fourth Plain 

(2) I-205/Mill Plain corridor 

(3) Reducing Congestion on Andresen, 136th and 164th Avenues, Main Street, and SR-500.


I will support a bridge that you the voters support; with a fiscal and ethical implementation process!   

Housing

We need a solution that involves empowering local charities, building more housing units, and creating more living wage jobs so our hard working families can avoid being burdened by rising housing prices and rents.


From 2011-2016, Houston reduced their unsheltered homeless population by 75%! I will use the Houston template for the policy solutions I advocate for on city council. 


(1) I will fight for more development of housing units that individuals on low and fixed incomes can afford.


(2) I will advocate the use of prop one money to be prioritized to developing pilot programs for reducing homelessness. I will also work to use prop one money to invest in networks and programs that empower and leverage the resources of our local non profits.


http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/houstons-solution-to-the-homeless-crisis-housing-and-lots-of-it/

Housing

We need a solution that involves empowering local charities, building more housing units, and creating more living wage jobs so our hard working families can avoid being burdened by rising housing prices and rents.


From 2011-2016, Houston reduced their unsheltered homeless population by 75%! I will use the Houston template for the policy solutions I advocate for on city council. 


(1) I will fight for more development of housing units that individuals on low and fixed incomes can afford.


(2) I will advocate the use of prop one money to be prioritized to developing pilot programs for reducing homelessness. I will also work to use prop one money to invest in networks and programs that empower and leverage the resources of our local non profits.


http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/houstons-solution-to-the-homeless-crisis-housing-and-lots-of-it/