Facebook: Elect Nancy McCurrach for Port Coquitlam City Council
Occupation: telecommunications industry
PoCo resident for: 25 years
Campaign funding: family, relatives and friends along with a social fundraiser
Previous community service: PoCo Volunteer of the Year 2017 (Caring and Safety); arts and culture program volunteer; Soroptimist; Amanda Todd Legacy Society; citizen advisor on the city’s transportation committee.
If elected, what steps would you take to improve housing affordability in PoCo?
Develop a comprehensive 10-year plan to address the housing crisis. Consult with the public, provincial government, neighbouring cities. Develop a task force. Concentrate on housing for the most vulnerable.
What do you hope to accomplish as a city councillor?
Create more affordable housing opportunities. Implement increased traffic-calming measures, safer crosswalks and better transit connections. Ban plastic straws and Styrofoam containers. Advocate to open Riverview and a designated space for our seniors at the new rec centre. Support local business. Prioritize healthy living in an affordable community.
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing PoCo?
After knocking on 4,000 doors, traffic concerns ranked first. People want more traffic-calming measures, safer pedestrian crosswalks and improved public transit.
Would you change the mayor and council’s pay and why?
I would rescind recent raises by conducting a reassessment. Many taxpayers are unhappy with council voting themselves increased remuneration.