Occupation: union representative
Port Moody resident for: 29 years
Campaign funding: individual donations
Previous community service: I am currently a city councillor for Port Moody. Prior to that, I served on the city's Environmental Protection, Community Care, and the Transportation Committees.
If elected, what steps would you take to improve housing affordability in Port Moody?
I would take the following steps: Look for opportunities to partner with provincial and federal governments, non-market housing providers and private industry too increase the supply of rental and affordable housing units. Ensure that future developments include market rental, adaptable, and affordable housings as part of their development.
How would you balance Port Moody growth and livability?
Port Moody’s growth needs to follow smart growth strategies, which encourage mixed-use density around designated transit oriented development areas. Preserve and expand park spaces, provide transportation choices including walkability, biking and transit options. Ensure community amenities match growth.
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing Port Moody?
Growth is an issue of concern and we need to ensure that the growth creates a vibrant urban community while respecting our small-town feel.
How can Port Moody attract employment opportunities so residents can work in the same community where they live?
Create employment space by ensuring that development includes residential, commercial, retail and office space. Council recently approved a new position titled economic development manager so that we can best position our city as a destination for employers, retain current business and help them expand.
Facebook: Barbara Junker for Port Moody Council