Housing, crime, traffic and climate change – these are some of the issues raised by the Burnaby Now’s survey posed to candidates vying for a spot on Burnaby city council.
The council hopefuls outlined their plans for the direction in which they want the city to move.
Questionnaires posted on the Burnaby Now’s website offer a lens into the ideas and hopes of those who want to make a home on the council table at Burnaby City Hall.
It’s no secret there’s a housing crisis – so what’s to be done? How and where do candidates want to see development as a response to population growth? How will candidates deal with crime and safety?
Are would-be councillors homeowners, renters or do they live in a co-op? Do they rent property to others?
Who is concerned about a lack of child care? What are possible civic solutions to increasing heat, especially after last year’s tragic heat dome?
What has been the greatest success – or failure – of the current city council?
You can also read how the candidates would spend a leisurely day in the city they want to represent – and get a few café and park recommendations while you’re at it.
Incumbent Mayor Mike Hurley, independent, was acclaimed to the mayor’s seat, as he received no challengers for the role. He has the support of all three of Burnaby’s civic parties.
You can find collected election information, coverage and quick links on the Burnaby Now’s 2022 civic election page.
There are 27 candidates running for eight Burnaby council seats.
Election day is Oct. 15
Ken Arnold, independent
Reah Arora, Burnaby Citizens Association
Pietro Calendino, Burnaby Citizens Association
Antara Deb, Burnaby Citizens Association
Sav Dhaliwal, Burnaby Citizens Association
Gulam Firdos, independent
Mona Grewal, One Burnaby
Alison Gu, Burnaby Citizens Association
Mike Hillman, One Burnaby
Joe Keithley, Burnaby Green Party
Martin Kendell, independent
Richard T. Lee, One Burnaby
Richard N. Liu, One Burnaby
Carrie McLaren, Burnaby Green Party
Mario Miceli, One Burnaby
Jasmine Nicholsfigueiredo, Burnaby Green Party
MichaelAngelo Robinhood, independent (questionnaire not received)
Konstantine Roccas, independent
Brea Huang Sami, One Burnaby
Maita Santiago, Burnaby Citizens Association
Tara Shushtarian, Burnaby Green Party
Deborah Skerry, independent
Tom Tao, independent
Daniel Tetrault, Burnaby Citizens Association
Scott Van Denham, independent
James Wang, Burnaby Citizens Association
Heymann Yip, independent