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TC Votes 2022: Meet Robert Mazzarolo, Coquitlam city council candidate

He's one of 22 people eyeing a spot on city council in one of Metro Vancouver's fastest-growing communities.

The Tri-City News sent questionnaires to each candidate in the 2022 civic election to learn more about who they are, why they are campaigning and what are the issues that matter most to them.

Candidates are being published to our website in alphabetical order.

Robert Mazzarolo

  • Age: 35 
  • Years as a Coquitlam resident: 35
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Most recent civic/volunteer work? Co-vice chair and director for SHARE Family and Community Services Society. Co-vice chair and director for 43 Housing Society. Director for The People’s Pantry Food Recovery Society. Volunteer at the Como Lake Relays.
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  • Twitter/Instagram: @robertmazzarolo
  • Facebook: @MazzaroloforCoquitlamCityCouncil

Why are you running for public office? 

"To deliver for Coquitlam residents a vision that takes a holistic approach to the current and future challenges facing our city. In particular, focusing on family-oriented housing for families to live and grow, and options for seniors to thrive in their community; expanding our public parks, recreational facilities, and cultural locations to accommodate a growing population; protecting our natural environment for future generations to enjoy; fostering a vibrant business community to provide local employment opportunities for residents; and managing city revenues responsibly and efficiently so as to not overburden the taxpayer."

What’s your No. 1 issue and why?

"Prioritizing family-oriented homes such as three-bedroom townhomes and row homes, and two- and three-bedroom condos, while at the same time maintaining neighbourhood character. Keeping existing and attracting new families to our city has many positive spinoffs. These include building a sense of community through community organizations, providing a robust customer base for local businesses, and broadening the tax base to keep property taxes in check. Furthermore, the preceding types of family-oriented homes are more affordable for young families to live and grow, and provide options for seniors who may want to downsize and stay in the community they helped to create."