Andrew Pozsar

Independent new candidate running for Maple Ridge 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!]



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



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



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?



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?



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

As a Council Member I would be in favor to remove unfarmable lands from the ALR and develop our Industrial and Commercial businesses in Maple Ridge. With that we will create well paying local jobs. That means the residents no longer have to commute, and spend ours in Their cars, going to work and polluting the air, They can now work locally. I would be inviting clean industries into our town, like the high-tech industries, movie industries, warehouses, ect. And last but not least I will work on improving our Transit system, especially the West Coast Express.


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 partially answered this question, in regards to the renewable energy I'm a big fan and strongly believe that's the future and we have to encourage and support it.


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