Sep 07 2008
Vancouver Election 2008 is right around the corner — fun times for political junkies like myself. As Raul would say, it’s time to put the public back in public policy.
Our city is in worse shape than it was before the last election. To its credit, the city is developing more social housing and devoting more resources to quelling the public disorder that shocks and awes tourists as well as longtime residents who remember happier times. But on the whole, it’s clear that a lot more work needs to be done to tackle poverty, homelessness, the drug trade, crime and related social ills to make this city livable for all citizens.
Vancouver doesn’t have the resources to take on all these problems on its own, but the city does need to provide direction. What’s the next step? You decide. Take a PollDaddy poll or comment below.