District of Hope councillor candidate Q&A: Sung Yun Wong

District of Hope: Council candidate Q&A

Sung Yun Wong

Q1: What experience do you have that makes you suited to be a councillor for the District of Hope.

As the only non-resident candidate, I offer a unique perspective to the problems facing the district. If elected, I pledge to donate half my councillor salary to the municipality.

Q2: What are the two most pressing issues facing the district? How do you plan to address them? (be specific)

Hope is mainly a one-industry, service-oriented tourist town and faces a lack of affordable housing. The district should consider allowing big-box retailers like Canadian Tire to come in, to provide more choices and jobs. Hope should also facilitate rezoning to more multiple-family usages.

Q3: Many residents of Hope struggle with availability and affordability of housing and basic necessities. This is compounded by a job market with many low-paying jobs and many residents living on fixed incomes. If elected, what will you do to make Hope a place where people can live, work and play comfortably?

To tackle the problems of a housing shortage and affordability, we must aggressively consider the strategies of eco-density and non-market housing. The former will allow densification to increase supply and the latter would allow people with fixed incomes to pay for housing at a fixed percentage.

Q4: How do you plan to listen to and communicate with residents of Hope if you are elected? (be specific)

I will walk the town often and talk and listen to the people. I can then be reached anytime at sungwongforcouncil@gmail.com or at 236-333-9324.


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