WHY

Vote ● Erez Barzilay ● for MAYOR  ||  OCTOBER 20th, 2018  

 

We owe it to ourselves to make sure we elect the right representatives this time around.

 

We simply do not have the privilege of letting another 4 years of unrestricted irresponsible development to keep on unchecked.

 

We can not afford having a Council that automatically votes for every development - especially not without detailed plans for infrastructure to support them, and a coherent and transparent process that involves the public and sincerely listen to concerns and feedback.

 

We should make sure this never happens again.

 

With most Council seats and the office of the Mayor up for election, this is the best opportunity for a fresh start we've gotten in years.

 

It's totally up to us who care about the future and what this region should stand for.

 

 

Voting Day: this Saturday, October 20, 2018

 

Good luck to us all !

 
TO THE POINT

ENVIRONMENT AND LIFE SAFETY FIRST

● Preserving a healthy environment and protecting the natural beauty of the North Shore is the basis of our future growth process.

 

● Life safety and wellbeing cannot be compromised with re/development.

 

" I will make sure no one is forced to leave our community due to a redevelopment project. The people and businesses already here should be an integral part of any redevelopment."

RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT

● Enhanced updated infrastructure and community service development needs to keep pace with housing development.

 

" I strongly support creating incentives for developers with tax-cuts, as well as including the potential involvement of not-for-profit community-based organizations, and government on all levels.

I will ensure the financial sector is pitching in its fair share and getting us discounts and attractive deals that will dramatically lower the end-price of a house or a business. By building quickly, responsibly, and effectively, a diverse line of long-term purpose-built rental projects."

 

AFFORDABILITY: KEY FOR FUTURE GROWTH

● Developers will gain more by joining us all in making the North Shore more affordable.

 

● Assure new re/development permits' and plans' approval time is significantly cut, without compromising the environment and life safety.

 

" I will lead a true collaborative effort with all sectors: business, developers, finance, at all levels of government, and neighbouring municipalities.

To achieve true-affordability we seek win-win-win complementary solutions that are implemented across sectors, while prioritizing: Rental Only buildings, Tax Cuts, Social Non-profit Partnerships & Private investment."

 

INCREASED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

● Immediate expansion of public transportation options will cost us much less than keeping the gridlock.

 

● Alternate transportation options including waterways and airways to reduce the load on existing bridges should be considered.

 

● TransLink, the SkyTrain in particular, is long overdue in serving more effectively and efficiently the North Shore population.

 

● SeaBus routes and Express Bus Lanes should be added for peak-traffic hours. Long-haul shipping should be reserved for off-peak traffic hours.

 

● Using alternative energy vehicles (electric/solar powered cars, bicycles, buses, and trucks) would be widely encouraged and should be rewarded with tax-incentives and licensing discounts.

 

" A third crossing must be built. It does not, and very probably will not, be in the form of a bridge. And even more probably, there will need to be more than one new crossing in order to achieve a timely alleviation of current traffic congestion.

If at all, drivers and businesses need to be compensated, not charged more, for our inability to plan adequately and provide the solutions to traffic problems, before they come back to haunt us."

 

COLLABORATIVE EFFORT

● Transparent, accountable local government need to liaise with community, businesses, and governments on every level, to encourage comprehensive, research-based proven solutions to our current issues.

 

● All three North Shore municipalities should collaborate on better planning and enhanced infrastructure.

 

" I will work tirelessly to ensure employees are motivated to live and work on the North Shore, approaching the situation intelligently, with a view towards financial viability.

By liaising with developers, the private sector and government on all levels, implement tax saving initiatives as well as financially-based programs which will reduce the cost of actually living and working on the North Shore."

 

FRESH PERSPECTIVE

● With diligent research and a fresh perspective, we can learn from the successes and failures of other communities that have faced similar housing affordability crises.

 

● The way to attract innovation is to actually act innovatively. Make the North Shore more affordably attractive for businesses and newcomers.

 

● We must change direction by thinking outside the box and implement more affordable housing and business options.

 

" I support allowing businesses to operate across the Lower Mainland and way beyond, while cutting the red tape and the expense associated with such a logical move.

A business that can’t operate here - due to affordability, red tape, and over taxation - will very likely find a better location to operate from."

 

Let's do it !

GET ACTIVE
 

PLEASE DONATE

We are trying to run this campaign on the most efficient budget possible.

Every contribution counts.

Thank you for making a difference.

WHY DO I VOTE FOR EREZ

"When I listen to Erez Barzilay it is clear he is a humanitarian and a visionary. Erez is running for Mayor this October 20th for the District of North Vancouver because he feels, and rightly so, not enough is being done in the District with regards to infrastructure for its’ present day population. Erez understands much effort needs to be made and goals attained to augment the infrastructure and then we will be in a better position to welcome newcomers to the area. Erez believes nothing is impossible, it just might take more time and money to properly plan for a healthy, fluid future in North Vancouver. Erez is of the mindset that affordable housing needs to be just that, affordable. (Developers should be paying into the infrastructure to help bare the weight of the proposed population explosion on the north shore.) Erez has studied how major cities in other countries have solved their traffic issues and he feels North Vancouver can follow suit. This would be amazing because that’s one of the top issues on everyones lips, the horrific and chaotic traffic jams we contend with on a daily basis on the North Shore. Erez is keen to work hard to earn his money and be a big part of the solution in the district. Erez is a quick study and his heart is in the right place, therefore I think he is a great choice for mayor." - Heather Ramsay

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MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENTS & ALL CANDIDATES MEETINGS

Delbrook Community Rec Ctr, Arbutus Room Hosted by: North Vancouver Sport Council

September 27 @ 7pm

Parkgate Community Centre Hosted by: Parkgate Community Services Society

October 1 @ 2:30pm

Delbrook Community Rec Ctr, Arbutus Room Hosted by: Delbrook Community Association

October 4 @ 7:30pm

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! SIGNS UP !

Do you want to display a magnetic Sign on your car ?

Please let us know.

 
 

JOIN US

Seymour & Deep Cove & Indian River

Cycling for Responsible Development

SPECIAL THANKSGIVING GATHERING

Our final gathering in neighborhoods across the District to have community discussions about our future.

The events are kids and pet friendly.

11am Gathering by Cates Park’s Totem Pole

1pm SPECIAL THANKSGIVING GATHERING at Panorama Park

Marking the end of the Election Campaign & the beginning of Advance Voting.

Seymour & Deep Cove & Indian River SPECIAL THANKSGIVING GATHERING

October 7 [ DETAILS & MAP ]

WHY DO I VOTE FOR EREZ

"The district needs someone in the driver's seat with vision and a sense of community. Erez is not a self-serving politician but rather a socially-committed reformer." - Jerome Jarvis

"Erez is an extremely passionate, motivated and talented individual, and when he sets his mind to something, he will get it done! I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on several media projects that would’ve fallen apart were it not for Erez’s inspiring leadership. Erez has my support, and if you want real change, you will support him too!" - Matthew Schade

"“I vote for you because you really care !” - Jamie Obrien

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MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENTS & ALL CANDIDATES MEETINGS

Lynn Valley Rec Centre Hosted by: Lynn Valley Community Association

October 9 @ 7:00pm

Parkgate Community Centre [ informal coffee with Candidates ] Hosted by: Community Elections Issues Discussion Group

October 10 @ 7pm

Mt. Seymour United Church Hosted by: • Seymour, Blueridge, and Strathcona Community Associations • Mount Seymour United Church • Parkgate Community Services Society

October 16 @ 7:00pm

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! SIGNS UP !

Will we become the 1st elected with only 20 printed Street Signs ?

 
 

LET YOUR SIGN SHINE !

Please make your own Sign of support

Our ‘Let Your Sign Shine’ Rules are:

• $0 to $2.5 max investment per Sign

• Less than 30 min work

• Have to be fully Recyclable 

• Preferably - made from Reusable material you can find in your home 

• Can be any size, colour, or version [as long as it has the essential info needed ]

We ask our supporters to please (!) send us a picture of you & and your Sign. 

And, please please, send a picture of the recycled Sign the day after the October 20th Local Elections. 

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MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENTS & ALL CANDIDATES MEETINGS

Highlands United Church Hosted by: Edgemont and Upper Capilano Community Association

October 17 @ 7:00pm

   

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LET'S DO IT !

We only have one North Shore - it is our responsibility to keep it vibrant, safe, and affordable for generations to come.

 

We must change direction of this ship by rocking it and thinking out of the box. We can’t do that from the comfort of our couches and back yards.

 

Only Vote for the people you believe will make this change happen. We simply can’t afford not to.

 

Let’s do it !

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www.Erez4DNV.ca North Shore News Article, August 21, 2018 North Shore Community Associations Network North Shore Chambers of Commerce Delbrook Community Association questions to DNV Mayor and Council candidates Lynn Valley Community Association additional questions to DNV Mayor and Council candidates
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