#POMOvotes2018: Sharleen Karamanian

Age: did not answer

Occupation: manager of accounting services

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Port Moody resident for: four years

Campaign funding: self-funded.

Previous community service: My volunteer work is cross jurisdictional as I have worked with BC Athletics for over 15 years through coaching/assisting athletes from the Tri-Cities area.

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

To continue to build on the city’s role as an approval agency for ongoing/future development and to endorse the type of housing stock that services the diverse community needs. Consideration must include: non-market rentals, mixed-use housing forms; highrise/ground oriented options as well as expanded choices to existing neighbourhoods.

How would you balance Port Moody growth and livability?

Growth and development design must take into account the definition of livability, which in and of itself may differ from resident to resident. Port Moody has to manage the diverse needs of its residents in a proactive approach that includes a variety of physical, cultural and economic amenities and services.

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

Based on the 2018 Port Moody citizens survey, growth and development and transportation are the most important local issues that dominate residents’ concerns.

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

To encourage sustainable and complete communities, Port Moody should support mixed use developments that combine residential with commercial/retail space. In doing so, both a consumer base is created that can stimulate the demand for goods and services as well as provide opportunities for local employment as an operator or employee.

Sharleen Karamanian

Phone: 604-614-1364
Website: sharleenkaramanian.com
Facebook: sharleen.karamanian
Twitter: @SharleenKarama1


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