For most people, our city has become a tough place to live. Everyone is on edge. It’s near impossible to find and afford rent or mortgages here. We see development and growth is not benefiting us. Taxes are going up and services declining.
I'm excited — with the support of my wife Virginia and two kids Carlo and Gianluca — to confirm that I am running to be the next Mayor of our great city Vancouver.
When we started this movement last summer, our team wrote four things on the wall and I will work to be guided by them each day. We are going to:
Our city is facing major challenges, and we will be talking a lot about them over the coming months. The biggest challenge, by far, is our housing crisis. I am both proud and humbled to be part of the #LetsFixHousing movement. Our movement is full of people who love Vancouver. We have all committed to identify and implement the changes needed to make it possible for middle class working people to live in and enjoy our city again.
My pledge to you is: I will work, day in day out, to uphold the character it takes to lead our great city and restore the hope we all want.
Talk to you soon!