Jun Lin for Ward 3

STANDING WITH YOU


My wife Hang Jin and I have been proudly raising our three daughters in Panorama Hills since 2010. Family is very important to me, and I also greatly enjoy volunteering within the community.

I am very concerned about the lack of transparency at city hall, and the increasing amount of top down decisions that negatively affect our community. The Harvest Hills golf course re-development is a prime example of this. I am very concerned with how this development was approved against the wishes of the residents. Worse, their valid concerns about increased traffic and pressure on our already strained infrastructure were ignored. Regardless of the issue, you can count on me to listen to you, instead of lecturing you about “what is best.”

I love taking my daughters to the park, but I can’t help but wonder, which green space will disappear next? Our green spaces contribute to our quality of life and protect our largest investment, our homes.

Taxes are simply out of control. I feel belittled that the entitled city hall elites want me and you to feel grateful they suspended last years increase. To add insult to injury, these year over year tax increases almost always exceed inflation. This is especially concerning when so many are suffering from the effects of the economic downturn. We need to ask where this extra money is going.

I understand what you are going through during this down turn. Working at at the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission, I am dedicated to improving market access for Alberta’s Petroleum Products and assisting with development of value added activity in Alberta’s petroleum sector. In addition to my deep knowledge of what makes Calgary’s economy run, I will utilize my MBA education to bring fiscal order back to City Hall.

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STANDING WITH YOU

PLATFORM - 4 Key Priorities

1. IMPROVE COUNCIL TRANSPARENCY.

I will work for you not the other way around. At a time when so many of our friends and neighbours are suffering from job loss, city hall needs to bring back fiscal discipline and ensure its priority is making Calgary the best place in Canada to do business. Instead they focus on vanity projects and forcing densification plans into our communities. Do you find this as frustrating as I do?


2. PROTECT TAXPAYERS.

It is not acceptable to be bribed with our own money. I greatly value city services but we must live within our means. City council can no longer balance their books on massive year over year tax hikes. I will hold city hall accountable on taxation and spending, while ensuring Ward 3 get’s its fair share of city services.


3. DEFEND AND STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITIES

Our current infrastructure is already stretched and strained to service our booming population. Adding to this pressure, new neighbourhoods are being built north of Stoney Trail without additional services like recreation and schools. I will fight to protect our existing recreational facilities, and to ensure that our current green spaces are protected. Further I strongly believe that our ward must get priority for the new Green Line LRT. I will fight to ensure we get no half measures on transit.


4. FIGHTING TO GET THE GREEN LINE BUILT NORTHWARDS

City Council’s decision to terminate the first phase of the Green Line LRT at 16th Avenue is slap in the face to the residents of Ward 3. The Harvest Hills/Centre Street corridor is the busiest bus corridor in the city. In other words, the ridership numbers support building the green line North before anywhere else.The City invited us to open house sessions to give our input on station locations and design but now it appears the city was just throwing us a few bones. The fix was in and the plan was to build the first portion almost entirely south the whole time, despite our greater ridership numbers.Ward 3 deserves better than that. It deserves access to the kind of high quality, high efficiency transit that LRT provides…and NOW, not 20 years from now. As your councilor, I will fight to get the transit we deserve.



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