My community involvements have taught me how to compromise and find solutions. I would like to bring this type of approach if elected to the Park Board. There will always be differing ideas about what is best for various parks. Whether it’s ensuring our guests safety, mapping out new bike lanes or holding festivals, let’s work together to find the win-win. Let’s make sure we remember these parks are for everyone!
I have assisted the running and walking community in Vancouver to attempt to halt the paving of our park pathways. We need to find better answers about accessibility instead of laying down more pavement without thought of the impact for others. It is worth taking the time to find solutions that will work for everyone.
One matter on which I wouldn’t compromise is the allowing of the 4/20 marijuana festival at Sunset Beach. It’s obvious the time has arrived to move this massive commercial event away from a public park.
And finally, my work with the senior community is close to my heart. We should be listening to their needs and concerns. I want to ensure we always make our beautiful parks welcoming and safe for their enjoyment.