Mary-Ann Booth

Incumbent councillor running for Mayor of West Vancouver


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.

1. Advocate to ensure that one of the new Council's priorities is emissions reduction targets. 2. Coordinate with staff to create interim targets & reporting plans. 3. Communicate to residents our targets and implementation plans.


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.

1. Compact communities: create new housing close to public transportation & existing services that is rental, infill & mixed-use housing.

2. Multi-modal transportation: encourage & prioritise public transit, pedestrians & cyclists by improving their safety & access, promote car-sharing, ride-sharing & electric vehicles.

3. Renewable Energy: advocate to stop the expansion of industrial fossil fuel projects, and instead support modern energy forms of solar, hydro, geothermal, wave & wind.

4. Green Jobs: support local businesses, and the high-tech & education sectors to place jobs in the community, lead in green building requirements to enable the local workforce to become proficient.

5. Circular economy: be involved in regional and local initiatives to reduce waste, re-use & share items, and ensure municipal operations consider the circular economy.


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