#POCOvotes2018: Carolyn Stewart

 

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Carolyn Stewart
Phone: 604-200-0897
Email: contact.carolynstewart@gmail.com
Website: carolynstewart.info
Facebook: CarolynStewartforPocoCouncil
Twitter: @CarolynStewart
Instagram: carolynstewart.info

 

Age: 53

Occupation: advisor

PoCo resident for: 21 years

Campaign funding: self-funded

Previous community service: My family has participated in and greatly benefited from the community over the years. Because of this, I am ready, willing and able now to serve.

If elected, what steps would you take to improve housing affordability in PoCo?
Confirm, do our bylaws support density, i.e., basement suites, coach houses, etc.? Confirm construction plans support all stages of living transition: singles, families with children, empty-nesters and seniors. Work with the provincial government to get a renter’s rebate much like the solidarity tax Quebec provides for low-income earners.

What do you hope to accomplish as a city councillor?
We are on the right track, however, more consideration to infrastructure needs to happen to support our growth and the growth of communities around us so we don’t become a drive-through city. More sidewalks with better lighting. Cycling accessibility. More bus shelters. Speed-calming measures.

What do you believe is the biggest issue facing PoCo?
Housing, infrastructure, drug use and how we manage it within our city — especially with the legalization of marijuana.

Would you change the mayor and council’s pay and why?
I wouldn’t change it now. Possibly increase with inflation; however, if the budget is in the red, there should never be an increase.

 

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