#POCOvotes2018: Dean Washington

Phone: 604-629-9665

Email: dean@rpmcanada.ca

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Facebook: washington.poco

Twitter: @deanwashington

 

Age: 53

Occupation: business owner

PoCo resident for: 51 years

Campaign funding: family and friends

Previous community service: I have been on council for the past seven years. I am the lead volunteer organizer for the PoCo Car Show, coached lacrosse and was a director with the Business Improvement Association.

If elected, what steps would you take to improve housing affordability in PoCo?
I would continue to support the successful steps council has taken to encourage developers to included non-market rental units in new developments.

What do you hope to accomplish as a city councillor?
I will continue to make sure tax increases are kept in check so residents keep their money where it belongs: in their pockets. I also look forward to overseeing the revitalization of our downtown and the northside business area. I will also work on bringing more family-friendly festivals to the city.

What do you believe is the biggest issue facing PoCo?
The big issue, in my opinion, is our aging infrastructure and how to pay for it without large tax increases. This will be council’s biggest challenge in the coming years.

Would you change the mayor and council’s pay and why?
Elected officials devote a lot of hours annually but I don’t think it should continue to rise at the pace it has. I’m concerned as pay increases people will run for the wrong reason.


 

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