Smart City, Smart Growth

A plan to revitalize, rediscover and reconnect White Rock

Over the course of many years of active involvement in White Rock as residents, business owners and community volunteers, we have had countless conversations with local people from all walks of life about the issues that affect us. The pace of change, housing, the cost of living and how to maintain our very special quality of life are widely shared concerns. We are running for Council on a “smart city, smart growth” platform that will help make sure that White Rock’s government and growth reflect the values and needs of our community, now and in the future.
Over the course of many years of active involvement in White Rock as residents, business owners and community volunteers, we have had countless conversations with local people from all walks of life about the issues that affect us. The pace of change, housing, the cost of living and how to maintain our very special quality of life are widely shared concerns. We are running for Council on a “smart city, smart growth” platform that will help make sure that White Rock’s government and growth reflect the values and needs of our community, now and in the future.

What is a Smart City?

In the community, this means listening to people, understanding their concerns and priorities, and finding creative, sustainable solutions to challenging issues, such as housing for aging parents or young families. In City Hall, this means following best practices in key areas such as budgeting, spending, taxation, services delivery, and human resource management.

Our vision is of fiscal responsibility, sustainable spending, smart support for business, fair taxes and a city hall that delivers the best services for our citizens.

What is a Smart Growth?

It recognizes that growth is not measured in the number of new condos, it is measured in the ability of people to find the right home and enjoy a good quality of life in their neighbourhoods and community. 

Our vision is of more diverse housing for a more livable city, and of a city in which both homeowners and home seekers have options that meet their needs. It is a city that puts a premium on the environment and sustainable growth. It is a city that reconnects people by transforming public spaces into social spaces and encourages people to rediscover local businesses and services.

We pledge to work hard for all the people of White Rock to ensure that we retain the special character of our community and rise to the challenges we face, together.