Author: elkeporter_yf1g82

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Official stance on Community Centres

Hello, I am Independent Candidate Elke Porter, who is new to civic politics, but am hoping that my contributions will make a difference in your lives and in the lives of everyone living in Vancouver.  Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my platform and to introduce myself. My slogan is that is…
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September 23, 2018 0

Vancouver Street they can be Danger Zones

Sung to the tune of “Highway to the Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins (Top Gun) Putting on your rainpants & waterproof cycling shoes Strapping on your helmet Fighting off the winter blues Street bikes in the danger zone Vancouver streets can be the danger zone Heading to your work Fighting traffic all the way You…
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September 19, 2018 0

More Specific Platform Goals

As I learn more, my platform is evolving.  Here is a note that I wrote on August 30th, 2018 in response to the fact that many new candidates don’t want to work hard or know what they are doing.  But the last council apparently did work hard and knew what they are doing, but still…
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August 31, 2018 0

Housing First Concept

What exactly does “housing first” mean? From the “Homeless Hub” – ‘Housing First’ is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that centers on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports and services as needed. It is an approach first popularized by Sam Tsemberis and Pathways to Housing in…
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August 16, 2018 0

Solving the Big Homelessness Challenge

In Vancouver proper, there are only 114.97 km2 (44.39 sq mi) of space, and personally, we now have to let go of the idea that we can all live in a single family dwelling.  I am hoping to tackle affordable housing, like all of the other candidates running for office, but my ideas are to use space creatively,…
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August 14, 2018 0

My first campaign flyer!

Hi everyone, who may look at this page, I have created my very first campaign flyer ever.  You might notice, the colour scheme, is red, while & blue, so most likely it is something created by one of my talented American neighbours. Maybe next time I will try to find red & white, the colours…
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August 14, 2018 0

Vancouver City has debt!

As a newbie to the municipal political scene, I was naive to think that Vancouver City itself was not in debt. But it is. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun “The City of Vancouver is the only municipality in B.C. that can directly take on debt without permission from the provincial and regional…
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August 14, 2018 0

Volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission

Today I went to the Union Gospel Mission for the first time and spent two hours volunteering in the kitchen. Along with other volunteers, several cooks & kitchen helpers, we chopped, peeled, cut and otherwise prepared meat & vegetables for about 100 guests. After this, 5 of us created an assembly line and we added…
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August 11, 2018 0

Good Reasons for Running for City Council

Generic reasons why anyone should run for City Council? Why SHOULD you run for council? You wish to serve your community You wish to provide good leadership You wish to plan and build for the future You should have a contribution to make: Ideas to share Passion that won’t abate Commitment to do the right…
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August 9, 2018 0

Volunteering

The more I am studying the Vancouver City website, the more deeper I go.  It seems like an endless amount of things to learn.  So many of them I have never heard of before! Like the The Cigarette Waste Brigade® pilot program or that Union St at Gore Ave being considered as a site for temporary modular…
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August 8, 2018 0