Neneng Galanto

Independent new candidate for Surrey city council

 

Do you support raising {your municipality’s} community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to meet or beat the new province-wide standard of 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80% by 2050 (percentages refer to a reduction below 2007 levels)? [Note that some cities already match the 80% target but lack interim targets, which are crucial to meeting these goals!]

Yes

 

Will you submit a formal request to council to adopt these targets within one year of being elected?

Yes

 

Are you in favour of transparent, annual measuring and reporting of [your municipality’s] community-wide emissions?

Yes

 

Will you submit a formal request to council to ensure transparent, annual measuring and reporting of community-wide emissions, within one year of being elected?

Yes

 

Will you commit to taking a leadership role in ensuring that city council and staff work with community members, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to achieve these community-wide targets in a meaningful way and within the specified time frame?

Yes

 

Describe three steps you will take during your first year in office to uphold this commitment.

First, I have to update myself with what is going on in our environment, next, I will connect with people like your group on how to work together to involve the community with the project and third, which is very important, is to connect with people in the community and listen to their input.

 

Force of Nature’s framework emphasizes “five key concepts” of urban climate solutions. What ideas or initiatives would you bring forth to promote, encourage or enforce the reduction of community-wide GHG emissions in each of the following categories: compact communities, multi-modal transportation, renewable energy, green jobs, and circular economy.

I would like to advocate for what is best for the community. What motivated me to run was people's request to represent them in different issues that affect them like the improvement of bus and Skytrain services. I had already voiced out the concern of people regarding buses which are not picking up passengers due to lack of space during the Translink meeting and I would like to follow-up on this issue. I also want to keep a healthy environment and I am happy with what your group is doing!

 

You can reach Neneng at drgalanto@hotmail.com


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