Jacob Kerr is seeking the office of Vancouver City Council, Position 1. This seat is currently held by Jack Burkman. Jacob Kerr currently attends WSUV, earning a double major in accounting and management information systems. He is working his way through school and knows the value of a hard earned dollar. Jacob is running for Vancouver City Council because he believes it is important for the Vancouver City Council to stay on the right track with the policies that are currently working, while improving the policies that are not working. He was born here, raised here, and cares deeply about the future of his community. Jacob sees the housing availability, increasing rental prices, and homelessness as challenges for our community that must be addressed immediately. Rapidly rising housing and rental prices are a cause of a significant portion of the homelessness. Addressing these challenges will include bringing together homeless individuals, support organizations, landlords and apartment owners, homeowners, and local businesses to come up with innovative solutions. Jacob wants to promote, expand, and empower local charities and other non-profit organizations to help reduce homelessness and tackle other challenges facing our community. In order to avoid some of the mistakes of the past, Jacob proposes that certain reforms be implemented and will work with existing and new city council members to realize these changes. Jacob proposes term limits and putting checks and balances on the power of the salary commission panel. Ultimately, Jacob believes in working together with other council members and existing community organizations while bringing in new ideas and resources to help solve our problems as a community. A “no labels” problem solving candidate is exactly what we need to tackle Vancouver’s current challenges.