#CQvotes2018: Brent Asmundson

Brent Asmundson
Email: brentasmundson@gmail.com
Website: brentasmundson.ca
Facebook: Re-Elect Brent Asmundson To City Council 2018
Twitter: @brentasmundson

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Age: 60

Occupation: Bus driver with Coast Mountain Bus Company, Coquitlam city councillor

Coquitlam resident for: 28 years

Campaign funding: donations and fundraising

Previous community service: As a member and president of North East Rate Payers Association.

Name the two most important issues facing the city of Coquitlam?
Housing and transportation.

If elected, what steps would you take to improve housing affordability in Coquitlam?
Continue with affordable housing strategy that, since 2016, has created more than 4,000 rental units without impacting local taxpayers. Permit a wide range of options in attached and detached housing types to give people choices that they can afford.

What do you hope to accomplish as a city councillor?
I would continue to advocate to provincial and federal governments to invest more in below market housing. To continue to explore new types of housing and work on partnerships with other stakeholders to find creative solutions to our housing problem.

How can Coquitlam attract employment opportunities so residents can work in the same community where they live?
One thing that should be done is put a 25-year moratorium on office development in Vancouver. This would push office development to other parts of the region such as Coquitlam. This would result in people having reduced travel time, cost reduction and more family quality time. It would also better utilize our transportation system.

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