Sustainable City

 Limit construction of Highrise building as they are energy inefficient. Work to make public transit in the City free. Build bike paths that are separated from vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

  • Build surface electrically powered transit network rather than underground. Encourage development that creates walkable communities (live, work, shopping and leisure).
  • Require new construction to have some renewable energy (non-fossil fuel) supply with a gradual increase over time as well as being highly energy efficient.
  • Oppose Site C as being cost inefficient and not in the spirit of Reconciliation with Indigenous People. Oppose the Kinder Morgan as threat to the safety of our environment.

City will work towards creating electric vehicle grants for civic employees who live remotely with the priority of housing civic employees and critical support people within the City in family appropriate housing. Energy retrofit civic buildings. Limit urban parking and increase parking taxes. Create safe parking lots outside of central core near frequent transit.

  • Zone for enduring community gardens with appropriate support.
  • Prioritize sewage treatment and pressure Federal and Provincial Government to pay their share. Phase-in permeable sidewalks.

Review civic infrastructure and services with an environmental lense. Rapidly phase-in police and other city vehicles that don’t need to idle in a “No Idling City”. Heritage building renovation grants.


I will work to achieve a just and sustainable city by lobbying for changes that reduce emissions and support our environmental. I will work for you as a vocal opponent of development and resource exploitation that endangers the health of our community as well as the quality of life for future generations and for all living creatures with whom we share this planet.
I will take a strong stand against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline and Site C Dam by lobbying the Provincial and Federal governments to uphold indigenous rights and prevent these projects from going forward.

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At City Hall, I will work to ensure that the City of Vancouver budgets for an increase to civic park space that will meet the growing needs of Vancouver’s population. This will be implemented through the provision that developers will be required to adequately fund community amenity contributions in keeping with any density increase created through new construction.

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John Yano

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“I am running for mayor because I believe that Vancouver needs to build strong, inclusive, and sustainable communities. Vision and the NPA have poor records with regard to providing for the needs of our city’s most marginalized. It’s time to change city hall, for the people of Vancouver to have a stronger say in what happens in our city, I am running for mayor because it is time for real consultation in this city, we need leadership that will not  only listen but will act based on the feedback of residents.  Together we can be build a strong, inclusive and sustainable future for Vancouver.” – John Yano

John Yano is a social and environmental justice advocate, and is currently a member of the BCNDP executive, federal and provincial riding NDP executives. He is also a former HEU shop steward, member of local executive and member of two provincial union committees including the LGBT Standing Committee.

 

 

 

 

Press Release: Vancouver Mayoral candidate talks Densification and the Broadway Subway extension.

As we approach election day October 20th, we have heard a lot from candidates and the media regarding the necessity for a Broadway subway to UBC. Few of the candidates, however, have touched on the issue of location and terminus for the proposed project. While in a number of politicians have touted the project as … Continue reading Press Release: Vancouver Mayoral candidate talks Densification and the Broadway Subway extension.

JOHN YANO

“I am running for mayor because I believe that Vancouver needs to build strong, inclusive, and sustainable communities. Vision and the NPA have poor records with regard to providing for the needs of our city’s most marginalized. It’s time to change city hall, for the people of Vancouver to have a stronger say in what … Continue reading JOHN YANO

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