Facebook: Re-Elect Glenn Pollock To PoCo City Council
Occupation: constituency assistant to NDP MLA Mike Farnworth
PoCo resident for: 40 years
Campaign funding: friends, a fundraiser and self, plus money left over from the 2014 campaign.
Previous community service: I have served three terms as a councillor, served on numerous boards, coached hockey and lacrosse and volunteered at mat programs.
If elected, what steps would you take to improve housing affordability in PoCo?
The city is currently working on an Affordable Housing Strategy which has many components. We need to protect what we already have. There are a number of old buildings in PoCo that currently are providing affordable options and we need to protect them and when they’re slated for demo.
What do you hope to accomplish as a city councillor?
Continue to fight to keep taxes under control. Continue to fight for affordable housing. Continue to work on bringing more family doctors to PoCo. Keep expanding our recreational infrastructure.
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing PoCo?
Would you change the mayor and council’s pay and why?
I recently voted against a raise that was brought forward to compensate council for a change to the [federal] tax structure. I thought that raise was inappropriate but, other than that, I think our compensation is fair.