With advanced polls open and Richmond’s general voting day just over a week away, candidates have fine-tuned many of their key election issues and where they stand.
Here’s a roundup of what Richmond’s four slates – Richmond First, Richmond Community Coalition, Richmond Citizen’s Association and RITE – are focusing on.
Richmond Citizens’ Association
Richmond Citizens’ Association discusses farmland, places to live, places to work, community safety, culture, environmental action and accountability on their platform. For each point, RCA has developed an “action plan” to outline steps they would take to address issues in those areas.
Richmond Community Coalition
Richmond Community Coalition highlights Richmond’s “traffic crisis,” housing affordability and community safety as key issues on its website.
For schools, RCC says it wants to see a school in the city centre, mental health support and an improved catchment policy.
Richmond First says some of its key issues include controlling city spending, improving road and transit infrastructure, expansion of medical services and ensuring public safety.
For the school board, Richmond First says it wants to focus on keeping schools safe, building positive relationships between students, teachers and parents and supporting student achievement.
On their website, RITE has highlighted Garden City Lands, ALR, Massey Tunnel, jet fuel, coach house rezoning as some key council issues. These aren’t specifically compiled into a platform, but highlights decisions council has made and incumbent Coun. Carol Day’s position during those debates.