#POMOvotes2018: Richard Biedka

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Age: over 21

Occupation: national sales for Pacific Seafood Group

Port Moody resident for: 25+ years

Campaign funding: self-funded

Previous community service: When kids were younger, I was involved in: Coquitlam/Moody baseball coaching; Port Moody junior curling; soccer coach; Heritage ski/snowboard and past member of Pleasantside Community Association

If elected, what steps would you take to improve housing affordability in Port Moody?

I would support initiatives that put more money back in residents’ wallets though cost saving and controlling spending to reduce tax burden. This is important as affordability thresholds are different for each person. Support more purpose-built rental housing.

How would you balance Port Moody growth and livability?

Start with a global layout of Port Moody to determine where the opportunities are for possible growth. Tie in the current road/park/amenity network and determine what population density can be supported with these networks. Having this information, you can move forward and determine what is the growth impact on livability and what would be required to maintain/improve it.

What do you believe is the biggest issue facing Port Moody?

Affordability.

How can Port Moody attract employment opportunities so residents can work in the same community where they live?

 

Support diversification of zoning. We need a good mix of; industrial, light industrial, commercial so businesses have a place to operate and thrive.

 

Richard Biedka
Phone: 604-897-8459
Email: elect@richardbiedka@gmail.com
Website: electrichardbiedka.ca
Facebook: Elect Richard Biedka 

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